10 days in Denver, Bryce Canyon National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

10 days in Denver, Bryce Canyon National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: New York City

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Estes Park Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Downtown Estes Park (in Estes Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver tour itinerary maker tool.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, thenhike along Rim Trail, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, thenstroll through Bryce Amphitheatre, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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.
On the 12th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip website.

Fly from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Nature & Wildlife Tours
LDS Conference Center ©
LDS Conference Center

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