5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h
New York City

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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 10th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City vacation trip planner.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 38°F and lows reach 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
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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 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: hike along Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then stop by LaFave Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

LaFave Gallery
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
LaFave Gallery ©
LaFave Gallery

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