8 days in Salt Lake City & Charlotte Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City & Charlotte Itinerary

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8 days in Salt Lake City & Charlotte Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
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Charlotte
— 3 nights
End: Charlotte

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golden Spike National Historic Site and Smith's Ballpark. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Park City). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and admire the majestic nature at This is the Place Heritage Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planning site .

Charlotte to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Charlotte

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Explore hidden gems such as Kings Mountain National Military Park and ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. Step out of Charlotte to go to Lake Lure and see Zipline, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Carowinds, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Charlotte takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for little chillier days in Charlotte, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zipline, Kings Mountain National Military Park
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Zipline
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©

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