11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner
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Park City
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to London


Park City — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville), Salt Lake City (Temple Square & Cathedral of the Madeleine) and North Forty Escapes (in Oakley). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City, stroll through Deer Valley Resort, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and sample the fine beverages at High West Distillery.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Park City is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Park City: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bryce — 3 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Take a break from Bryce with a short trip to Scenic Byway 12 in Escalante, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, and stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Park City to Bryce takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Park City in December, Bryce is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Monument Valley — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley day trip site.

You can drive from Bryce to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bryce in December since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planning site.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Moab, with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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.