8 days in Salt Lake City & Long Beach Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City & Long Beach Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Long Beach
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City) and Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Ski Butlers Park City). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City journey planner.

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 58°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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Long Beach

— 4 nights

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Change things up with these side-trips from Long Beach: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Balboa Park (in San Diego). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific and appreciate the history behind Vietnam War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Long Beach road trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Long Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Long Beach. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in March, with highs in Long Beach at 72°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

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