8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Diego

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and Cathedral of the Madeleine. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery, steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mark.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planner .

San Diego to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Salt Lake City. Traveling from San Diego in February, things will get cooler in Salt Lake City: highs are around 47°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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Park City
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

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.
On the 19th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 40°F and lows of 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Squaw Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanab tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in February: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 58°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Historical Kanab Library ©
Historical Kanab Library

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: hike along Angel's Landing and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park attractions planning site .

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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