18 days in Utah Itinerary

18 days in Utah Itinerary

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18 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Park City
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Quebec City

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 14th (Mon), trek along White Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Quebec City to Canyonlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch Rock Art, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moab tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art ©
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Escalante online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in May; daily highs in Escalante reach 20°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

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
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 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 21st (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanab trip itinerary app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In May in Kanab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

2
nights
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then hike along Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, and then take in the exciting artwork at LaFave Gallery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the water at your own pace with Southern Utah Adventure Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Sand Hollow State Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Springdale tour planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Springdale in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Hurricane
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Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Southern Utah Adventure Center ©
Southern Utah Adventure Center
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 outdoors at Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (in Parowan) and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
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Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then step off the mainland to explore Antelope Island State Park. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then fly down the slopes at Alta Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Park City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Alta Ski Resort, Antelope Island State Park
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Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Room Escape Games
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

2
nights
Park City

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 29th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and then explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and then hit the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Park City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, Park City is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Canyons Village at Park City ©
Canyons Village at Park City
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter ©
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

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