13 days in Utah & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

13 days in Utah & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
4
Vernal
— 1 night
5
Moab
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
On the next day, stop by LaFave Gallery, then view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip tool.

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lone Star Geyser. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, stroll through Lewis Falls, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, around 34°F, while days are colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), shop like a local with Park City Main Street Historic District, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fatali Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Park City Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, then examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Park City
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum ©
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum

1
night
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, take an in-depth tour of Uintah County Heritage Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Quarry Exhibit Hall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vernal trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Vernal takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in June since evenings lows in Vernal dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Museums

Side Trip

Quarry Exhibit Hall
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Utah Field House of Natural History State Park ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall
Uintah County Heritage Museum ©
Uintah County Heritage Museum

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Double Arch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then examine the collection at Moab Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vernal in June; daily highs in Moab reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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