10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

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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.
To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online visit planner .

Saint Louis to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in December, with highs in Salt Lake City at 39°F and lows at 24°F. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 28th (Fri): get great views at Paria View, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and then stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Farview Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip 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. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park, with lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, get great views at Navajo National Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandstone Tours, and finally see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. On your second day here, cruise along Moki Dugway, then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, then trek along Wildcat Trail, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°F in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Comb Ridge, Moki Dugway, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and Castle Valley. Step out of the city life by going to The Needles and Arches National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Turret Arch & Double Arch). There's lots more to do: hike along Park Avenue Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moab day trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Moab when traveling from Monument Valley in December, with lows around 15°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, The Needles
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop

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