11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  26​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City holiday planner .

Detroit to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in December, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Room Escape Games

3
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 25th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and trek along Angel's Landing.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) 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
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point. On your second day here, stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then get great views at Paria View.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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night
Monument Valley

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 30th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip site .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°F in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours

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night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery and then take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab journey planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monument Valley in December since evenings lows in Moab dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Shopping
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Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Sandstone Gallery ©
Sandstone Gallery

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