12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Omaha

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Brian Head Resort and Riverside Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidden Canyon and Brian Head Peak Observation. It doesn't end there: stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail and trek along Watchman Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Omaha to Zion National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Omaha in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Brian Head
Highlights from your plan
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Brian Head Peak Observation ©
Brian Head Peak Observation

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Big Water trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Big Water with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Big Water when traveling from Zion National Park in March, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

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 19th (Tue): stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, take in the views from Natural Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point, and finally get great views at Farview Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Drive from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Water in March: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Farview Point ©
Farview Point

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Gifford Homestead and Fruita Campground will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Grand Wash Trail. Explore Boulder's surroundings by going to Capitol Reef National Park (The Hickman Bridge Trail, Goosenecks Overlook, & more).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boulder online trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Boulder in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Slickrock Bike Trail and Devils Garden Trailhead. Discover out-of-the-way places like Windows and Double Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Turret Arch). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lions Park, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, and shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner .

You can drive from Boulder to Moab in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Boulder in March, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 62°F and 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail

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