8 days in Salt Lake City & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City & Portland Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirror Lake Scenic Byway and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Provo River Falls (in Kamas), Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton) and Ogden (George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park & Historic 25th Street). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online trip itinerary builder.

Omaha to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Omaha in August: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 67°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Swan Island Dahlias and Oneonta Gorge. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll around Forest Park, get a tailor-made plan with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

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You can fly from Salt Lake City to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Portland. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips