11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  5 h
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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 17th (Mon): cruise along Zion Shuttle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Zion National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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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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 19th (Wed), hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse and then explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

Make your Capitol Reef National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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. On the 21st (Fri), take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Monument Valley trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 87°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Sat), see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online vacation planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. August in Moab sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours

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night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Pothole Point Trail, explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Arches National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, hike along Windows, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. August in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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