18 days in Utah Itinerary

18 days in Utah Itinerary

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18 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Manchester


2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip site .

Manchester, UK to Salt Lake City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Park City
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Canyon Overlook Trail. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zion National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in May since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
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 Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
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 21st (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On your second day here, hike along Wildcat Trail, make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, and then immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Goosenecks State Park, Forrest Gump Point
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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 Arches National Park and Delicate Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Double Arch & Turret Arch). Make the 25th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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