10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Des Moines

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Des Moines 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 Des Moines to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. In May in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park . On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs, contemplate the long history of Behunin Cabin, and then hike along Goosenecks Overlook.

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Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Torrey takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Salt Lake City in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Torrey: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Behunin Cabin ©
Behunin Cabin

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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 13th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Natural Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Torrey to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. May in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Denny's Wigwam, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab online road trip planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In May, Kanab is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Denny's Wigwam ©
Denny's Wigwam

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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.
Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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