12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Fly:  8​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Montgomery

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.
On the 5th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City tour itinerary planner .

Montgomery to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Salt Lake City is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Montgomery in November; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 54°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Springdale (David J West Gallery & Zion Prospector). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, get outside with The Subway, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in November: highs in Zion National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
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 (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Sunset Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in November; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
day
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 13th (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip maker .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Wolfe Ranch, Delicate Arch, & more). On the 14th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab journey maker tool .

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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