9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Great Salt Lake. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 67°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

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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): take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip app.

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 take a shuttle. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Big Sky

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

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sky online travel planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Big Sky in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Avalanche Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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 more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City travel planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Salt Lake City in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.