15 days in Salt Lake City, Zion National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in Salt Lake City, Zion National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hill Aerospace Museum and Golden Spike National Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to This is the Place Heritage Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi) and Canyons Village at Park City (in Park City). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Church History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City tour app.

Santiago, Chile to Salt Lake City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Park City, Thanksgiving Point, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Hill Aerospace Museum
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum
Thanksgiving Point ©
Thanksgiving Point

4
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Riverside Walk and Hidden Canyon. Visiting Temple of Sinawava Trail and Court of the Patriarchs will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, stroll through Timber Creek Overlook Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, and trek along Watchman Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: highs in Zion National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Flightdeck Simulation Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Ocean Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowers Museum (in Santa Ana) and The Getty Villa (in Malibu). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Flightdeck Simulation Center, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Bowers Museum, The Getty Villa
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County ©
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ©
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection

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