6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

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6 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Indianapolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hike along Angel's Landing. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park online road trip planner .

Indianapolis to Zion National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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.
On the 30th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Park City Main Street Historic District, then explore the galleries of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at City Creek Center and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park City Main Street Historic District
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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