10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Park City Main Street Historic District, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and finally view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip builder .

Philadelphia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in May since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Hill Aerospace Museum, Thanksgiving Point
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along Rim Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at The Rock Stop, explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heritage House.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanab travel route website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab by car takes about 2 hours. In May, Kanab is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
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Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then stroll through Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 11th (Sat), trek along Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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