5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then trek along Tunnel Arch, and finally stroll through Landscape Arch.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Arches National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Arches National Park to be much colder, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

1
night
Bryce

Bryce ©
On the 19th (Thu), hike along Navajo Loop Trail, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then stroll through Red Canyon, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce trip planner .

Drive from Arches National Park to Bryce in 5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°F in Bryce. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), take a stroll through Park City Main Street Historic District and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route planner.

Drive from Bryce to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Bryce in December, with lows around 24°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park City Main Street Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Park City Main Street Historic District ©
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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