18 days in Flagstaff & Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Park City
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Phoenix


Flagstaff — 5 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Sedona (Chapel of the Holy Cross, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Grand Canyon National Park (Mohave Point, Hermit's Rest, &more). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff holiday maker website.

Phoenix to Flagstaff is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in January; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 44°F and lows reach 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanab.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Kanab — 4 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water), Zion National Park (The Narrows, Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, &more) and Bright Angel Point (in Grand Canyon National Park). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at All Ways Adventure, take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery, and look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip site.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Kanab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Flagstaff in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanab: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kanab in February, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 40°F and lows at 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Park City.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Park City — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Park City: Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Big Cottonwood Canyon (in Salt Lake City). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City, stop by Park City Jewelers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City travel planner.

You can fly from Bryce Canyon National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moab.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips

Moab — 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch, Fiery Furnace, &more) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store, view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moab road trip website.

Traveling by car from Park City to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Park City in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 50°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.