6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

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6 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  8​h
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:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Rochester

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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 more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online travel route planner .

Rochester to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rochester in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 92°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

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 August since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), get great views at Inspiration Point, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Moab reach 92°F and lows reach 63°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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