5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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.
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City itinerary maker app .

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to 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

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 7th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Moab is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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