9 days in Denver, Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver, Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Denver
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Yellowstone National Park
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip maker app.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Denver to be cooler, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 92°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lewis Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites