15 days in Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole & Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole & Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner .

Philadelphia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park), Yellowstone National Park (Lewis Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring, & more) and Snake River Bridge (in Moose). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Town Square.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Independence Pass and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aspen journey planning site .

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jackson Hole, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then hike along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning website .

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the activities along Crown Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver vacation planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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