11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: San Jose

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally trek along Rainbow Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park day trip app .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Bryce Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Jose in March: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 11°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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.
On the 13th (Wed), trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, then take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in March; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 20°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Worthington Gallery ©
Worthington Gallery

1
day
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 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in March: highs in Monument Valley hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slickrock Bike Trail and Devils Garden Trailhead. Escape the urban bustle at Fiery Furnace and Double Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Windows, Turret Arch, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, learn about winemaking at Castle Creek Winery, and trek along Balanced Rock Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. March in Moab sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point and then stroll through Solitude Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City visit website .

Fly from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Moab in March, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Solitude Mountain Resort, Thanksgiving Point
Highlights from your plan
Solitude Mountain Resort ©
Solitude Mountain Resort
Thanksgiving Point ©
Thanksgiving Point
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum

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