6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah itinerary planner
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night


Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Salt Lake City. In October, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Zion National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites

Zion National Park — 2 nights

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 11th (Tue): stroll through Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in October, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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 13th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 61°F and lows are around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Escalante.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Escalante — 1 night

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Escalante online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Escalante are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Midway.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Midway — 1 night

Midway is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Town Square Park, then cast your line with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, and then take in the natural beauty of Homestead Crater Mineral Dome.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Midway holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Midway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Midway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sat).
Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.