12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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St. George
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Atlanta

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St. George

— 1 day
St. On the 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Temple and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. George journey planning tool.

Atlanta to St. George is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to St. George. Traveling from Atlanta in April, plan for slightly colder nights in St. George, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kanab

— 3 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Canyon Overlook Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Zion's Main Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Zion National Park (Timber Creek Overlook Trail & Kolob Canyons). There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanab trip maker site.

Traveling by car from St. George to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, Kanab is little chillier than St. George - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Bryce

— 3 nights
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Visiting Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Highway 12 Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Navajo Loop Trail. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce in 1.5 hours. In April, Bryce is a bit cooler than Kanab - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along Shafer Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Canyonlands National Park takes 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in April, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 67°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Delicate Arch and Windows. Get outdoors at Double Arch and Landscape Arch. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Tunnel Arch in Arches National Park--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, see Off-Road Tours, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, and stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Moab are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.