12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Park City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Fort Lauderdale to Moab is an approximately 10-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 Fort Lauderdale to Moab. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: highs in Moab hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 10th (Tue), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanab travel tool.

Getting from Monument Valley to Kanab by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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 12th (Thu): go for a walk through Paria View, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 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 14th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Observation Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Park City

— 3 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, admire the sheer force of Provo River Falls, and then trek along The Living Room Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kindig It Design Inc. and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Park City trip builder site.

Fly from Zion National Park to Park City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Park City at 76°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.