11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah journey planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly

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Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
When in Moab, make a side trip to see Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. Make the 24th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Moab: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 26th (Mon): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then stroll around Sandstone Tours.

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Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Monument Valley to be slightly colder, temps between 90°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bryce: Scenic Byway 12 (in Escalante) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Paria View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Bryce by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Bryce reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then get great views at Observation Point, and then hike along Angel's Landing.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bryce to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in July, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.