20 days in Salt Lake City, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

20 days in Salt Lake City, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

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20 days in Salt Lake City, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia


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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 Big Cottonwood Canyon and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and The Tabernacle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Park City) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel route site .

Philadelphia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Park City, Antelope Island State Park, Timpanogos Cave National Monument
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
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Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Minidoka Internment, and finally trek along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Twin Falls day trip planning tool .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Twin Falls, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Minidoka Internment
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Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, then appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally stroll through Boise River Greenbelt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Boise planner .

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Boise are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
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World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Boise to Stanley in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in August: highs in Stanley hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure Outdoors Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary website .

Drive from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stanley in August, Coeur d'Alene is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife
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Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): shop like a local with Whitney Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cody attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Coeur d'Alene to Cody takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Cody due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cody, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam

5
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.
Visiting Uncle Tom's Trail and Artist Point will get you outdoors. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cody in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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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.
Visiting Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. Step out of Jackson Hole to go to Moose and see Glacier View Turnout, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, stroll through Taggart Lake, make a trip to Town Square, and view the masterpieces at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles, then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, and finally get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Devils Tower sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Devils Tower takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Devils Tower. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hulett
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Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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