5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, don't miss a visit to Kindig It Design, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Salt Lake City. In October in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Kindig It Design ©
Kindig It Design

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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 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, stroll through Hurrah Pass Road, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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night
Bryce

Bryce ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Paria View.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryce trip planner .

Drive from Moab to Bryce in 4.5 hours. In October, Bryce is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce to Zion National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in October, with highs in Zion National Park at 74°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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