5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Zion National Park
— 1 day
— 1 night
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Newark


Zion National Park

— 1 day
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 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip builder.

New York City to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Zion National Park to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip


— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get great views at Farview Point, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally gear up at Ruby's Inn.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce trip app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Bryce: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, hike along Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, trek along Tunnel Arch, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. While traveling from Bryce, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Arches National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.