5 days in Seattle, Salt Lake City & Indianapolis Itinerary

5 days in Seattle, Salt Lake City & Indianapolis Itinerary

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5 days in Seattle, Salt Lake City & Indianapolis Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle road trip planning site .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

1
day
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the galleries of Indianapolis Museum of Art and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis visit app .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Indianapolis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Indianapolis is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in March: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 49°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church ©

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