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Morro Bay to Salt Lake City drive

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  Morro Bay
 Bakersfield
 Barstow
 Las Vegas
 Zion National Park
 Beaver (Utah)
 Manti
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Morro Bay to Salt Lake City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Morro Bay to Salt Lake City. If you're planning a road trip to Salt Lake City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Morro Bay and Salt Lake City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Morro Bay and Salt Lake City. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Morro Bay
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:28 pm  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:28 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:35 pm  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:35 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:56 pm  Las Vegas
eat at Giada
stay overnight at Bellagio Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Bellagio Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:39 am  Zion National Park
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:56 pm  Beaver (Utah)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:56 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:47 pm  Manti
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:47 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:46 pm  arrive in Salt Lake City
stay at Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Bakersfield  (16 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Barstow  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?

Las Vegas  (297 answers)
    Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
    Fremont Street Experience  (15 mentions)
    High Roller  (10 mentions)
    The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
    Neon Museum  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Giada
        Mon Ami Gabi
        Wicked Spoon
        Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
        Lotus of Siam
    hotels around Las Vegas:
        Bellagio Hotel
        MGM Grand Las Vegas
        Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
        Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
        The Cosmopolitan
    questions about Las Vegas:
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?

Zion National Park  (77 mentions)
    questions about Zion National Park:
        Canyoneer boots, Keen sandals, or old tennis shoes for Narrows hike?
        What's the best time of year to hike in Zion?
        When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?
        Are hiking boots necessary now if I hike Angels Landing
        Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Zion Canyon

Beaver (Utah)  (2 answers)
    questions about Beaver (Utah):
        what is in beaver?

Manti  (2 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Salt Lake City?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Salt Lake City.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Off-Broadway Studios  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Salt Lake City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Salt Lake City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Red Iguana, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pig and A Jelly Jar  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Salt Lake City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Salt Lake City?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Temple Square  (8 mentions)
Liberty Park  (5 mentions)
Tracy Aviary  (3 mentions)
The Beehive House  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Salt Lake City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?  (14 answers)

profile  Matt from Orondo, Washington asked:
What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?  (6 answers)

profile  Eric from Moscow asked:
Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?  (4 answers)

profile  Avery from Berkeley asked:
Winter time activities in Salt Lake City  (3 answers)

profile  Liz from Los Angeles asked:
Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Salt Lake City.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Salt Lake City to Morro Bay drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Morro Bay to Salt Lake City. Or get a full Morro Bay to Salt Lake City flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Morro Bay well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Morro Bay!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 838 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 12 minutes
Salt Lake City is 1 hour ahead of Morro Bay
52 Morro Bay travel answers
16 Bakersfield travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers
297 Las Vegas travel answers
2 Beaver (Utah) travel answers
2 Manti travel answers
71 Salt Lake City travel answers





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