15 days in Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wasatch Mountain- Mountain Course and This is the Place Heritage Park. Head to Park City Main Street Historic District and Art at the Main Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden) and Park City (Spas & Wellness & McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and appreciate the history behind National Pony Express Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Park City, Hill Aerospace Museum, Wasatch Mountain- Mountain Course
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Wildlife Art and Hines Goldsmiths. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Headwaters Golf Club (in Victor), Chapel of the Transfiguration (in Moose) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and shop like a local with The Brookover Gallery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are much colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Headwaters Golf Club, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

7
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Bridge General Store and Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Jackson Hole - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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