17 days in Utah Itinerary

17 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 3 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Escalante
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— Few hours
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dead Horse Point State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Wolfe Ranch). The adventure continues: hike along Double Arch and stop by Moab Rock Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moab itinerary website.

Montreal, Canada to Moab is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park holiday tool.

Drive from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Capitol Reef National Park are little chillier (30°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

1
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Escalante

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Hole In The Rock Road and then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Escalante trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante takes 2 hours. In June in Escalante, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. And it doesn't end there: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, and get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab online road trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Kanab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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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.
Visiting The Narrows and Angel's Landing will get you outdoors. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor in Virgin, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, make a trip to Observation Point, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online trip builder.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.