7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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Start: Dayton
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Moab
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
End: Dayton

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night
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 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel itinerary planner.

Dayton to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7- hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dayton to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dayton in June: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine

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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 23rd (Tue), hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, then hike along Rim Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are colder (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, then take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, then trek along Pothole Point Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park planning site.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June: highs in Canyonlands National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Monument Basin ©
Monument Basin

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arches National Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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