11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Balanced Rock Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Double Arch and Arches National Park Scenic Drive. There's still lots to do: cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Moab trip planning tool.

Milwaukee to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Moab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in July, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (97°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goosenecks Overlook. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get slightly colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail, then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Cedar City

— 1 night
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, explore the striking landscape of Dixie National Forest, and then make a splash at Cedar City Aquatic Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cedar City using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Cedar City in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Cedar City hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 27th (Tue), trek along The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, then take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Utah travel guide

4.7
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.