59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Oklahoma City
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Dallas
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Houston
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Corpus Christi
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Tucson
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
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Carmel
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San Francisco
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Bend
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Salem
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Portland
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Boise
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Salt Lake City
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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 1st (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, examine the collection at Armstrong County Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, then stroll through Old West Stables, and finally make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo online journey builder.

Denver to Amarillo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Amarillo is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in January: highs in Amarillo hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 3rd (Sun), visit Bricktown, admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma and then examine the collection at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City journey builder app.

Getting from Amarillo to Oklahoma City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. January in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Visit Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Fort Worth Botanic Garden for their historical value. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, stroll around Klyde Warren Park, get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Dallas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, Dallas is a bit warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get a sense of the local culture at 1892 Bishop's Palace and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Bring the kids along to Moody Mansion and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Houston Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and admire the natural beauty at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Houston driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Houston: highs are around 63°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Step out of the city life by going to Padre Island National Seashore and Rockport Beach. USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach & Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond). It doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium and look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi road trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the Pacific War and Gruene Historic District. San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and Mission San Jose will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: New Braunfels Conservation Society (in New Braunfels), Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and Austin (Bullock Texas State History Museum & Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, don't miss a visit to Alamo Plaza, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Corpus Christi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

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El Paso

El Paso ©
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Jacinto Plaza, and finally cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read El Paso trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in El Paso hover around 58°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
San Jacinto Plaza ©
San Jacinto Plaza

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and San Felipe de Neri Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, San Miguel Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque road trip tool.

Drive from El Paso to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from El Paso in January, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 49°F and lows about 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Family-friendly places like Pima Air and Space Museum and Titan Missile Museum will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission San Xavier del Bac and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Tombstone (O.K. Corral & Allen Street). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Arizona History Museum, and stroll around Tohono Chul.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Tucson by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in January; daily highs in Tucson reach 65°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get outdoors at Camelback Mountain and Balloon Rides. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musical Instrument Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Scottsdale (Taliesin West, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, see Off-Road Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

Find out how to plan Phoenix trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Phoenix. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planning site.

Getting from Phoenix to San Simeon by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Simeon is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in February; daily highs in San Simeon reach 66°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carmel tour planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from San Simeon in February, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Trail of Dreams, and then stroll through Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bend journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Bend by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Bend, with highs around 46°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

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Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Nye Beach and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get some cultural insight at Cape Meares Lighthouse and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Mike Miller Park (in South Beach), Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach) and Newport (Yaquina Head Lighthouse & Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Queen of Angels Monastery and contemplate the long history of Salem Railroad Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem online trip maker.

Drive from Bend to Salem in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Bend in February, things will get a bit warmer in Salem: highs are around 52°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portland Art Museum and Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Explore hidden gems such as Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour (in Stevenson), Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, get to know the resident critters at Washington Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Portland, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hit the slopes at Bogus Basin, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, then head outdoors with Dedication Point, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lizard Butte.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boise online trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Boise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Boise is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boise, with lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Bogus Basin ©
Bogus Basin

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Salt Lake City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deer Valley Resort and Backcountry Snowmobiling. Bring the kids along to North Forty Escapes and Canyons Village at Park City. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (in Midway) and Park City (Resort Center Ice Rink, Utah Olympic Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, examine the collection at Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and admire the natural beauty at Temple Square.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort