9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Great Salt Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker app .

Dallas to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Salt Lake City. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Dallas in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Spas
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Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn and then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days in West Yellowstone, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

1
night
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sky day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Big Sky takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Grinnell Glacier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online vacation planner .

You can drive from Big Sky to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sky in August, with highs in Glacier National Park at 83°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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