10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Jose

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night
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 30th (Sun): stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then trek along Rim Trail. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online holiday builder .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Bryce Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Jose in December, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 2°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park attractions planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 11°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Water.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

Discover how to plan a Big Water trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Big Water. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Big Water, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Moab.

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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Park Avenue Trail and Double Down Bike Shop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fiery Furnace and Double Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Windows, Turret Arch, & more). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, trek along Balanced Rock Trail, and admire all the interesting features of La Sal Mountain Loop.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moab road trip tool .

Getting from Big Water to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Big Water in January; daily highs in Moab reach 2°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Lions Park ©
Lions Park

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