11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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 21st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City tour planner.

Atlanta to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, around 24°F, while days are much colder, around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Rockville to see Rockville Bridge about 38 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, trek along Angel's Landing, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (20°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockville Bridge
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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 27th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally get great views at Sunrise Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, and finally get great views at Paria View.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and finally admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip maker .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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