10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
2
Bryce
— 2 nights
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
4
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and finally trek along Tunnel Arch.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Arches National Park travel route planner.

Detroit to Arches National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Arches National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

2
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 1st (Tue), gear up at Ruby's Inn, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally get great views at Paria View.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in August, with highs in Bryce at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby's Inn
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Watchman Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and then take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Observation Point, then stroll through Riverside Walk, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bryce to Zion National Park. In September, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 84°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

3
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.
Visit Golden Spike National Historic Site and Assembly Hall for their historical value. Church History Museum and Natural History Museum of Utah will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum

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