7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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7 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tracy Aviary, then see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip builder app .

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Salt Lake City, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Doughnut Falls, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Park City Mountain Resort, Thanksgiving Point
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then hike along Rim Trail, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanab online route builder .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 84°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Photography Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Trails Parks
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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