13 days in Utah Itinerary

13 days in Utah Itinerary

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13 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Park City Alpine Slide and Lagoon Amusement Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Park City Mountain Resort). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City journey site .

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Park City, Lagoon Amusement Park, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium ©
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Park City Alpine Slide ©
Park City Alpine Slide

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally get great views at Sunrise Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in November: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 61°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours

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.
Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Rockville Bridge in Rockville, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, get outside with The Subway, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park day trip website .

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. November in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockville Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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