13 days in Utah Itinerary

13 days in Utah Itinerary

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13 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

few
hours
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore and take pictures at Temple Square.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner .

Cincinnati to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Salt Lake City. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in July: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 95°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Springdale to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 38 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in July since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park route planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 8th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, then explore the galleries of Moqui Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
Denny's Wigwam ©
Denny's Wigwam

1
night
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. On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley visit planner.

Drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Turret Arch). On the 10th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 11th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and trek along Double Arch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Moab hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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