20 days in Utah Itinerary

20 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Panguitch
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Park City
— 6 nights
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Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Wolfe Ranch). On the 27th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, shop like a local with Gallery Moab LCA, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moab attractions planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, expect Moab to be cooler, temps between 38°F and 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 3 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat) and Goosenecks State Park (in Blanding). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley day trip website.

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In December in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Panguitch.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Panguitch

— 4 nights
Panguitch is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Panguitch: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water), Bryce Canyon National Park (Navajo Loop Trail, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, &more) and Brian Head Resort (in Brian Head). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Scenic Byway Route 12 and admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Panguitch trip builder.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Panguitch in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in January, Panguitch is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Panguitch

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, get great views at Observation Point, and admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Panguitch to Zion National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Panguitch in January, with highs in Zion National Park at 52°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Park City

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salt Lake City (Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Temple Square, &more), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at High West Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Peaks 6 Run Heli-Ski Tour, and cool off at Park City Mountain Resort.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City online trip builder.

Fly from Zion National Park to Park City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect nights in Park City to be slightly colder, around 8°F, while days are colder, around 32°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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.