16 days in Utah Itinerary

16 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 1 day
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Torrey
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

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 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall and then get in on the family fun at Park City Alpine Slide. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort and then view the masterpieces at Fatali Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City holiday builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Salt Lake City at 4°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Park City Alpine Slide ©
Park City Alpine Slide
Fatali Gallery ©
Fatali Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then snap pictures at Rockville Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Denny's Wigwam, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kanab itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In December in Kanab, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

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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 19th (Thu): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park journey builder.

Drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in December, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 2°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

3
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Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park . Keep things going the next day: cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway and then admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Torrey road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey takes 2.5 hours. December in Torrey sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -15°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges National Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip builder app.

You can drive from Torrey to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Torrey in December, Monument Valley is a bit warmer at night with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Delicate Arch and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moab travel route tool.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, Moab is slightly colder at night with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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