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

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

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

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Bridge General Store and Artist Point. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (60°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally browse the different shops at City Creek Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Salt Lake City to be warmer, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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