33 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Salt Lake City & Boulder Itinerary

33 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Salt Lake City & Boulder Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
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— 8 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 12 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Food Tours in Los Angeles, about 32 minutes away. On the 2nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore and take pictures at Cape Royal.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Charleston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charleston in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Midway (ATV & Off-Road Tours & Rocky Mountain Outfitters), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Park City Main Street Historic District, &more) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Great Salt Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Salt Lake City at 95°F and lows at 70°F. You'll set off for Boulder on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Boulder

— 9 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: Fort Collins (Annual Flower Trial Garden, New Belgium Brewing Company, &more), Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland) and St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall, sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery, explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Boulder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Boulder hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips