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

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

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

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum of Utah and Thanksgiving Point. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Museum of Ancient Life (in Lehi) and Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden). There's lots more to do: get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and examine the collection at Church History Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Charlotte to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lehi, Hill Aerospace Museum
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

8
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 a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

Plan trip to Yellowstone National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Highline Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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