23 days in Salt Lake City & West Coast Itinerary

23 days in Salt Lake City & West Coast Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 10 nights
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Attractions like Big Cottonwood Canyon and Utah State Capitol make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Salt Lake City with a short trip to Utah Olympic Park in Park City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, get to know the resident critters at Utah's Hogle Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Lagoon Amusement Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City travel planning app.

Porto, Portugal to Salt Lake City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Taft Point and Glacier Point. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour planner.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Bodega Bay (Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail & Horseback Riding Tours). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and visit SoMa.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle holiday planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.