11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Park City
— 4 nights



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 19th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On your second day here, hike along Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab travel planner.

Indianapolis to Moab is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Moab. When traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 21st (Tue), hike along The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel website.

Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, get great views at Sunrise Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Paria View, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Park City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Park City

— 4 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Park City Alpine Slide. Get out of town with these interesting Park City side-trips: Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi), Cherry Hill Water Park (in Kaysville) and Cowabunga Bay (in Draper). There's lots more to do: cool off at AQUA x ZONE, explore by horseback at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, find something for the whole family at Lagoon Amusement Park, and take in the exciting artwork at David Beavis Fine Art.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Park City day trip website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Park City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Park City hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.