13 days in Utah Itinerary

13 days in Utah Itinerary

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13 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
St. George
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallery Moab LCA and Tom Till Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devils Garden Trailhead and Fiery Furnace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Double Arch, Landscape Arch, & more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Balanced Rock Trail, make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab online trip itinerary builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Moab due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

1
night
Vernal

Vernal
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 14th (Fri), stroll through McConkie Ranch and then appreciate the history behind Seasonally Decorated Dinosaur.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vernal trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Vernal takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Vernal reach 35°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Vernal

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Fruita Campground and Gifford Homestead. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Peekaboo Gulch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: Capitol Reef National Park (Pioneer Register, The Hickman Bridge Trail, & more).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder online travel planner .

You can drive from Vernal to Boulder in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Vernal in August, things will get a bit cooler in Boulder: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

Before you visit Big Water, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Big Water takes 4 hours. Traveling from Boulder in August, you will find days in Big Water are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to St. George.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

2
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Sand Hollow State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Tabernacle, then steep yourself in history at Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Jacob Hamblin Home. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at St. George Children's Museum, then stroll through Pioneer Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden, and finally take a stroll through Kayenta.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. George planner .

You can drive from Big Water to St. George in 2.5 hours. August in St. George sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sand Hollow State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. George Tabernacle ©
St. George Tabernacle
Jacob Hamblin Home ©
Jacob Hamblin Home

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 21st (Fri): stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then make a trip to Natural Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from St. George in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point

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