12 days in Salt Lake City & West Coast Itinerary

12 days in Salt Lake City & West Coast Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Grants Pass
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Tacoma
— 1 night
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Seattle
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Step off the beaten path and head to Natural History Museum of Utah and The Tabernacle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salt Lake Temple and Pioneer Memorial Museum. The adventure continues: hike along Lake Blanche Trail, explore the world behind art at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, and get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City visit website.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City. Traveling from New York City in September, Salt Lake City is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 7th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Donner Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Truckee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, you will find days in Truckee are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Donner Pass ©
Donner Pass

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Tue), hike along Lands End, then admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Truckee to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in September, plan for much warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grants Pass.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Lands End ©
Lands End
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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Grants Pass

Grants Pass ©
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Grants Pass vacation builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Grants Pass. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Grants Pass hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Glass Forge ©
The Glass Forge
Grants Pass Museum of Art ©
Grants Pass Museum of Art
Reinhart Volunteer Park ©
Reinhart Volunteer Park

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoyt Arboretum, and then head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

Before you visit Portland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grants Pass to Portland. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grants Pass in September: highs in Portland hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tacoma.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Hoyt Arboretum ©
Hoyt Arboretum

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Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Foss Waterway Seaport and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tacoma trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Portland to Tacoma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Tacoma are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Seattle.

Things to do in Tacoma

Highlights from your plan
Foss Waterway Seaport ©
Foss Waterway Seaport
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum and then walk around Kerry Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Tacoma to Seattle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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