15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner .

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Thanksgiving Point and Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum of Utah and Hill Aerospace Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: BYU Earth Science Museum (in Provo), New World Distillery (in Eden) and Treehouse Children's Museum (in Ogden). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at John Hutchings Museum of Natural History, engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In July, Salt Lake City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lehi, Park City, Ogden, Provo, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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