8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Houston

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Park City Mountain Resort and Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Park City Alpine Slide). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, admire the striking features of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City tour planner .

Houston to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in November, you will find days in Salt Lake City are little chillier (54°F), and nights are colder (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium ©
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our 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. Traveling from Salt Lake City in November, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are slightly colder (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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