11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Sioux City

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Turret Arch). On the 26th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 27th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Sioux City to Moab is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux City to Moab due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sioux City in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
nights
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 29th (Thu): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley road trip app .

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Monument Valley to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Goosenecks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours

1
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.
On the 31st (Sat), hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
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 (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Angel's Landing, and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 90°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then make a trip to Temple Square, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 58°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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