5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then explore and take pictures at Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route app .

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. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 15th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 16th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Moab online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Moab hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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