13 days in Utah Itinerary

13 days in Utah Itinerary

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13 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Monticello
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Park City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip planning site .

Seattle 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Zion National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Zion National Park to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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 5th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 81°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Monticello.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

1
night
Monticello

Monticello ©
Monticello is a city located in San Juan County, Utah, and is the county seat. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Big Four Tractor, explore the ancient world of Newspaper Rock Recreation Site, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Museum, and finally tee off at The Hideout Golf Club.

Make your Monticello itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Monument Valley to Monticello in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Monticello

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Hideout Golf Club ©
The Hideout Golf Club
Frontier Museum ©
Frontier Museum

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 9th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 10th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monticello to Moab takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Moab are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tee off at Wasatch Mountain- Mountain Course, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Soldier Hollow Golf Course, look for gifts at Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse, and then sample the fine beverages at High West Distillery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Park City sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Park City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in September, things will get a bit cooler in Park City: highs are around 76°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trip

Midway
Highlights from your plan
Soldier Hollow Golf Course ©
Soldier Hollow Golf Course
High West Distillery ©
High West Distillery

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