12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kanab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then hike along Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip maker site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Moab is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Moab is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Juan in December: high temperatures in Moab hover around 3°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanab trailhead, then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanab trip builder .

You can drive from Moab to Kanab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Moab in December, expect nights in Kanab to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Trails
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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Zion National Park. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor in Virgin, about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: trek along Angel's Landing and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey site .

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -7°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
Highlights from your plan
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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum of Utah and Joseph Smith Memorial Building. 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). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, admire all the interesting features of Olympic Cauldron Park, and shop like a local with Art at the Main Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 4°C, while lows dip to -5°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Museums 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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