11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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St. George
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Montrose, Fly to Boston

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St. George

— 1 night
St. On the 9th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George trip itinerary planner.

Boston to St. George is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to St. George. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. George, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and take in the pleasant sights at Paria View.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from St. George in October, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 61°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's lots more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 17th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows, then hike along Double Arch, and then cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then trek along Fiery Furnace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Arches National Park journey app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 42°F in Arches National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.