25 days in Raleigh, Yosemite National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

25 days in Raleigh, Yosemite National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 7 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
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Raleigh

— 7 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Mebane (Mebane Train Display & Tanger Outlets Mebane), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and Durham (American Tobacco Campus, Museum of Life + Science, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and walk around Pullen Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh trip planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Raleigh are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 11 nights
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.
Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Fish Camp and see Lewis Creek Trail, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Raleigh to Yosemite National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Raleigh in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Doughnut Falls (in North Salt Lake), Roots of Knowledge (in Orem) and Provo (Provo Recreation Center, Provo City Center Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, examine the collection at Church History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 72°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips