16 days in Utah Itinerary

16 days in Utah Itinerary

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16 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Park City
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Indianapolis

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Arches National Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moab travel route planning website .

Indianapolis to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Moab. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mesa Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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 17th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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

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.
Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Cedar City Aquatic Center (in Cedar City) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cedar City Aquatic Center, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Park City Mountain Resort and Park City Alpine Slide. Get out of town with these interesting Park City side-trips: Salt Lake City (Art at the Main Gallery, Big Cottonwood Canyon, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City, view the masterpieces at Fatali Gallery, and wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Park City trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Zion National Park in August since evenings lows in Park City dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Salt Lake City
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Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
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