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
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Salt Lake City
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then trek along Adams Canyon Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Millcreek Canyon, then hit the slopes at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City tour planner.

Chicago to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Targhee National Forest and then play a few rounds at Headwaters Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park day trip app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 55°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

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 Grand Loop Road and Fountain Paint Pot. Visiting Firehole Canyon Drive and Lone Star Geyser will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairy Falls.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Church History Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip builder tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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