11 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Heber City
— 2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night
Park City
— 3 nights


Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 10th (Tue), hit the slopes at Alta Ski Area, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outlaw Distillery, and finally make a trip to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip maker.

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Salt Lake City at 38°F and lows at 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Heber City.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Heber City — 2 nights

Heber City is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Heber City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Heber City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of tram and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in January; daily highs in Heber City reach 32°F and lows reach 8°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Inspiration Point, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heber City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 1 night

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
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You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Price.
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Price — 1 night

Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Big John Statue, take an in-depth tour of Western Mining & Railroad Museum, and then examine the collection at Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Price online journey planner.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Price in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°F in Price. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.
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Park City — 3 nights

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Park City: North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's still lots to do: get all the equipment you need at Ski Butlers Park City, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Jupiter Peak, and hit the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Park City tour itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Price to Park City. Expect little chillier evenings in Park City when traveling from Price in January, with lows around 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.