12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport, Drive to Coalville
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Coalville
— 1 night
Drive
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Park City
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally explore the galleries of Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Salt Lake City. In April, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will enjoy Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park--about 56 minutes away.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moab itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. April in Moab sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Tue): hike along Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in April, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historical Kanab Library.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanab planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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 18th (Thu), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Coalville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Coalville

— 1 night
Coalville is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. You've now added Backcountry Snowmobiling to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hit the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coalville visit planning site.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Coalville with the Route module. In April, Coalville is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 58°F and lows of 29°F. You'll set off for Park City on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Coalville

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Park City

— 2 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.
You've now added Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Provo City Center Temple. On the next day, wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District, hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, and then get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Park City travel itinerary planner.

Park City is very close to Coalville. In April in Park City, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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.