14 days in Denver, Salt Lake City & Napa Valley Itinerary

14 days in Denver, Salt Lake City & Napa Valley Itinerary

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14 days in Denver, Salt Lake City & Napa Valley Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get some historical perspective at Byers-Evans House and Dinosaur Ridge. Visiting Flagstaff Mountain and Alberta Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Boulder Creek Path (in Boulder) and Sprague Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and ponder the world of politics at City and County Building.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

7
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 City Creek Canyon and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Visiting Millcreek Canyon and Timpanogos Cave National Monument will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Provo (River Rafting & Tubing & Bridal Veil Falls), Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City) and Historic 25th Street (in Ogden). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at This is the Place Heritage Park, engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, and get lost in a book at Salt Lake City Public Library.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City travel planner .

Getting from Denver to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic 25th Street, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Bridal Veil Falls, Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge ©
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and O'Brien Estate Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Calistoga side-trips: Napa (The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum & Artesa Vineyards & Winery). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Calistoga trip itinerary site .

Fly from Salt Lake City to Calistoga in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Calistoga to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Rutherford, Napa, St. Helena
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Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

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