18 days in Utah & Dallas Itinerary

18 days in Utah & Dallas Itinerary

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

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery and then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip builder website.

Hartford to Moab is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hartford to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hartford in December, expect little chillier with lows of 15°F in Moab. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and finally stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, and finally admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, expect nights in Kanab to be about the same, around 20°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Denny's Wigwam ©
Denny's Wigwam

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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 (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally get great views at Sunrise Point.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kanab in December, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 36°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Springdale (Worthington Gallery, Sorella Gallery, &more). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, stroll through Angel's Landing, and make a trip to Observation Point.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online day trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 50°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Observation Point
Observation Point

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Deer Valley Resort (in Park City), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Area (in Alta). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City journey site.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Deer Valley Resort, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Alta Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Kimbell Art Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, enjoy some diversion at American Airlines Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and catch a live event at AT&T Stadium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in December; daily highs in Dallas reach 59°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arlington, A. W. Perry Homestead, Las Colinas Flower Clock
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
AT&T Stadium ©
AT&T Stadium

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