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
— 3 nights
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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: Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Ski Butlers Park City) and Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City journey planner.

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Salt Lake City at 58°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Long Beach.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · 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 3.5 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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