17 days in Utah Itinerary

17 days in Utah Itinerary

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St. George
— 4 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 4 nights
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights

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St. George

St. George ©
St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snow Canyon State Park and Hidden Canyon. Popular historic sites such as Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site and St. George Tabernacle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. George: Springdale (Zion Rock & Mountain Guides & LaFave Gallery) and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Jacob Hamlin Home, have fun and explore at St. George Children's Museum, and learn more about the world around you at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. George trip maker app.

New York City to St. George is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to St. George. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in St. George are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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St. George Tabernacle ©
St. George Tabernacle
Snow Canyon State Park ©
Snow Canyon State Park
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queen's Garden Trail and Natural Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Rainbow Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

Drive from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from St. George in October, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground and then stroll through Capitol Gorge Trail. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Goosenecks Overlook, then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip builder.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

4
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Windows and Fiery Furnace. Get outdoors at Balanced Rock Trail and Park Avenue Trail. When in Arches National Park, make a side trip to see Moab Rock Shop in Moab, approximately Moab away. The adventure continues: stroll through Landscape Arch, hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Partition Arch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. In October, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

3
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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, get great views at Muley Point Overlook, and then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monument Valley, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. October in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

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