11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah route planner

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Make it your trip
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Buffalo Trails Trading Company. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park visit planner.

San Jose to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Jose in November, things will get little chillier in Zion National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 47°F and 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 26th (Fri), stroll through Double Arch and then hike along Windows.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 55°F and 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ogden (Historic 25th Street, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more) and Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, examine the collection at Church History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City planning website.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Arches National Park in November, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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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.