10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Moab, Drive to Blanding
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Blanding
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monticello
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
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Blanding

— 3 nights
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. You've added Butler Wash Archeological Ruin, Arch Canyon, Blanding Visitor's Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at The Edge of the Cedars State Park and Grand Gulch Primitive Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little Westwater Ruin and Hite Crossing Bridge. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Dinosaur Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blanding attractions planner.

Kansas City to Blanding is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Blanding due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kansas City in March since evenings lows in Blanding dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monticello.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monticello

— 1 night
Monticello is a city located in San Juan County, Utah, and is the county seat. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chesler Park Loop Trail. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Four Tractor, then trek along Chesler Park Loop Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Newspaper Rock Recreation Site.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monticello day trip site.

Monticello is just a short distance from Blanding. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monticello

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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 28th (Sun), hike along Aztec Butte Trail, stroll through Pothole Point Trail, then take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail.

To plan Canyonlands National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Monticello to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Arches National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Delicate Arch and Tower of Babel will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tower Arch and Courthouse Towers. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead, and trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.