5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
Bus + Fly:  13 h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  18 h 45 min
End: Playa del Carmen

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning website .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Salt Lake City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In December, Salt Lake City is cooler than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): trek along Angel's Landing, then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 (11°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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