11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Halifax

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through The Narrows.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online sightseeing planner .

Halifax, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Halifax to Zion National Park. When traveling from Halifax in July, plan for warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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 5th (Fri): get great views at Paria View, then hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

1
night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, then take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and then get outside with Indigo Day Hikes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Escalante online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. July in Escalante sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Escalante

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mexican Hat attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Mexican Hat takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Escalante in July; daily highs in Mexican Hat reach 38°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluff, Goosenecks State Park
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Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Wildcat Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, then don't miss a visit to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mexican Hat to Monument Valley takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Sand Dune Arch and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park Avenue Trail and Double Down Bike Shop. Make the 12th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. It doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moab driving holiday planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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