10 days in Utah & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

10 days in Utah & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive to Cedar City, Fly to Jackson
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

2
nights
Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape of Arches National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip builder site.

Milan, Italy to Moab is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Fruita Schoolhouse, trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and finally contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, Capitol Reef National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

1
night
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. On the 6th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Scenic Byway Route 12, then identify plant and animal life at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, and then get a new perspective on nature at Escalante Heritage Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Escalante day trip planning website.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Escalante are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Escalante to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Escalante in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then trek along Mount Olympus Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.