12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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1
Moab
— 2 nights
2
Kanab
— 1 day
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
4
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moab using our trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Moab is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Moab, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan in December; daily highs in Moab reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
day
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Kanab trailhead, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, thenidentify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally stop by Denny's Wigwam.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Kanab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Moab in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanab: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
Denny's Wigwam ©
Denny's Wigwam

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. When in Zion National Park, make a side trip to see Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor in Virgin, approximately Virgin away. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple Square and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natural History Museum of Utah and Salt Lake Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden) and Park City (Park City Main Street Historic District & Deer Valley Resort). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, stroll around Olympic Cauldron Park, view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, you will find days in Salt Lake City are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Hill Aerospace Museum
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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