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

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

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

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Fernley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Golden Spike National Historic Site will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi) and Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden). There's much more to do: get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online route planner .

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 92°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Thanksgiving Point, Hill Aerospace Museum, Fishing Charters & Tours, Timpanogos Cave National Monument
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Biscuit Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Firehole Canyon Drive and Mud Volcano. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artists’ Paintpots, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fernley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

2
nights
Fernley

Fernley ©
Fernley is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, east of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church and Grimes Point Archaeological Area. Let the collections at The Washoe Club Haunted Museum and The Way It Was Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Churchill State Historic Park (in Silver Springs), Virginia City (Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, Fourth Ward School Museum, & more) and Churchill County Museum & Archives (in Fallon). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Fernley Speedway.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fernley day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Fernley with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Fernley is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Fernley to be warmer, temps between 92°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernley

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Virginia City, Fallon, Fort Churchill State Historic Park
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Fernley Speedway ©
Fernley Speedway
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum

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