12 days in Sacramento, Utah & Ely Itinerary

12 days in Sacramento, Utah & Ely Itinerary

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12 days in Sacramento, Utah & Ely Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Drive:  3​h
1
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Fresno

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento online road trip planner .

Fresno to Sacramento is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fresno in July; daily highs in Sacramento reach 93°F and lows reach 61°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries Parks Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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Traveling by flight from Sacramento to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Sacramento in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 7th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moab travel route builder app .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. July in Moab sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valley of the Gods. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods and then don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 90°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods

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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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

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Drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Ely.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Cave Lake State Park and then take an in-depth tour of Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ely trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Ely. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Ely to be little chillier, temps between 89°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cave Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cave Lake State Park ©
Cave Lake State Park

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