7 days in Denver & Salt Lake City Itinerary

7 days in Denver & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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7 days in Denver & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Visit Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Byers-Evans House for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and Dinosaur Ridge. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore, do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planning tool .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Mother Cabrini Shrine
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4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of the Madeleine and Historic 25th Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hill Aerospace Museum and Provo City Center Temple. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Provo Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum (in Provo), Park City (Park City Museum, Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, & more) and Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at This is the Place Heritage Park, admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, and engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online travel route planner .

You can fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 92°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City, Ogden, Provo, Thanksgiving Point
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Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Provo City Center Temple ©
Provo City Center Temple

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