19 days in Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

19 days in Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

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19 days in Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, then admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memory Grove Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Salt Lake City. October in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Memory Grove Park ©
Memory Grove Park
Joseph Smith Memorial Building ©
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
LDS Conference Center ©
LDS Conference Center

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon North Rim. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon North Rim, delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, and then get great views at Navajo Point. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Pima Point, stroll through Hermit Trail, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
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North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

11
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Logan Utah Temple and Provo City Center Temple will appeal to history buffs. Golden Spike National Historic Site and American West Heritage Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Canyons Village at Park City, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more), Provo (Museum of Art at Brigham Young University & Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum) and LDS Tabernacle (in Logan). See some other sides of Salt Lake City: immerse yourself in nature at Bear River State Park, admire all the interesting features of Great Salt Lake, explore the world behind art at Springville Museum of Art, and take in the dramatic scenery at Provo River Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogden, Provo, Park City, Kamas, Logan
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Provo City Center Temple ©
Provo City Center Temple

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to New York City in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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