9 days in Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
2
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Kindig It Design and then browse the different shops at Gardner Village.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gardner Village
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Gardner Village ©
Gardner Village
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Kindig It Design ©
Kindig It Design

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District, and then stop by Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City journey planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Park City Main Street Historic District, Golden Spike National Historic Site
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Biscuit Basin and Mud Volcano. Visiting Uncle Tom's Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 27°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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