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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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Lone Star Geyser and S Rim Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online route planner.

Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pittsburgh in September, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °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
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally browse the different shops at City Creek Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Salt Lake City to be warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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