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

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

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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

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.
When in Salt Lake City, make a side trip to see Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Midway, approximately Midway away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple Square, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip builder site.

Chicago to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Salt Lake City. In October, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park day trip tool.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 55°F and lows of 28°F. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive