5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park vacation tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and then don't miss a visit to Wahweap Hoodos.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Big Water travel route planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Big Water to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam
Wahweap Hoodos ©
Wahweap Hoodos

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.
On the 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): trek along Angel's Landing, then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then steep yourself in history at Rockville Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online journey builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Water to Zion National Park. Traveling from Big Water in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Rockville Bridge
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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