7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip maker

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Make it your trip
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Park City
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Angel's Landing and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Houston to Zion National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce

— 2 nights
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point. On your second day here, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryce trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce in 1.5 hours. In December, Bryce is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 36°F and lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Park City

— 3 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Backcountry Snowmobiling and Deer Valley Resort will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Salt Lake City (Salt Lake Temple & Temple Square) and North Forty Escapes (in Oakley). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Park City using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Park City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in December, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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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.