8 days in Salt Lake City, Arches National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City, Arches National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Arches National Park
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Las Vegas
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Ontario to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ontario in September, things will get little chillier in Salt Lake City: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Fishing Charters & Tours
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fiery Furnace and Double Arch. Go for a jaunt from Arches National Park to Thompson to see Sego Canyon Petroglyphs about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, stroll through Double O Arch, hike along Landscape Arch, and don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park online vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arches National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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