8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Zion National Park
— 2 nights


Arches National Park — 3 nights

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Step out of the city life by going to Double O Arch and Broken Arch. Explore hidden gems such as Little Wild Horse Canyon and Partition Arch. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Skyline Arch and don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online trip maker.

Denver to Arches National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in June, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tropic.
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Side Trip

Tropic — 2 nights

Tropic is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. On the 4th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Willis Creek.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tropic route website.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Tropic takes 5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, you will find days in Tropic are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are cooler (40°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Side Trips

Zion National Park — 2 nights

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 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tropic to Zion National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tropic in June; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Utah travel guide

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.