10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Fri), look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moab online itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Moab is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Moab when traveling from Washington DC in May, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Moab in May since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Nature

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 25th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Monument Valley to Kanab by car takes about 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 26th (Tue): get great views at Paria View, trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point. On your second day here, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bryce Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in May, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 63°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 28th (Thu), get great views at Observation Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Utah travel guide

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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.