6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kansas City

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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 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then don't miss a visit to Temple Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City online trip itinerary builder .

Kansas City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in September, Salt Lake City is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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 20th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fruita Schoolhouse, stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Pothole Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then admire all the interesting features of Delicate Arch.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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