19 days in Utah Itinerary

19 days in Utah Itinerary

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19 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden.

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New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine

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.
Get in touch with nature at Temple of Sinawava Trail and Canyon Overlook Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Observation Point and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, trek along Riverside Walk, explore the striking landscape at Checkerboard Mesa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rainbow Point and Fairyland Loop Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen's Garden Trail and Sunset Point. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and go for a walk through Paria View.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Wildcat Trail, cruise along Moki Dugway, and then immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexican Hat driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Mexican Hat in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Mexican Hat to be a bit warmer, temps between 74°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wildcat Trail, Moki Dugway, Goosenecks State Park
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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fiery Furnace and Landscape Arch. Step out of the city life by going to Devils Garden Trailhead and Balanced Rock Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Windows (in Arches National Park) and Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, trek along Turret Arch, explore and take pictures at Potash Road, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner .

Getting from Mexican Hat to Moab by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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