12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tampa

1
night
St. George

St. George ©
St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. George planner .

Tampa to St. George is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to St. George. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in St. George. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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St. George Tabernacle ©
St. George Tabernacle
Jacob Hamlin Home ©
Jacob Hamlin Home

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Moqui Cave, then trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), and then steep yourself in history at Old Paria.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanab trip tool .

You can drive from St. George to Kanab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from St. George in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kanab: highs are around 84°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Outdoors Trails
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Photography Tours
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) ©
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

3
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.
Visiting Queen's Garden Trail and Peek-A-Boo Loop will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kodachrome Basin State Park and Mossy Cave Trail. The adventure continues: make a trip to Natural Bridge and hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kanab in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallery Moab LCA and Tom Till Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Landscape Arch and Balanced Rock Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Turret Arch & Devils Garden Trailhead) and The Needles (in Canyonlands National Park). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store, tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail, and make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab travel route website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, The Needles
Highlights from your plan
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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