12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Page, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Springdale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Buffalo

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, hike along Rim Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Buffalo to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buffalo to Bryce Canyon National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buffalo in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Springdale

— 3 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Go for a jaunt from Springdale to Zion National Park to see Zion National Park about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Observation Point, take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, shop like a local with David J West Gallery, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Springdale online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Springdale takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Springdale hover around 76°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. On the 24th (Sun), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley vacation builder tool.

Getting from Springdale to Monument Valley by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab tour planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Moab are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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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.