8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Park City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Big Water
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip website .

Seattle to Zion National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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night
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 14th (Wed), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, then take in the exciting artwork at LaFave Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Springdale day trip planning website .

Springdale is very close to Zion National Park. August in Springdale sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
David J West Gallery ©
David J West Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Springdale in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 16th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and then admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Escalante online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante in 1.5 hours. In August in Escalante, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

1
night
Park City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): play a few rounds at Wasatch Mountain- Mountain Course, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a stroll through Park City Main Street Historic District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Park City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Escalante to Park City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Escalante in August, expect nights in Park City to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Golf Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Wasatch Mountain- Mountain Course
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Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Water day trip website .

Traveling by car from Park City to Big Water takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Park City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Big Water, with highs around 93°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 69°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

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