20 days in Utah Itinerary

20 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Canyonlands Field, Drive to Canyonlands National Park
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Water
— Few hours
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— Few hours
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 2nd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, and then get great views at Green River Overlook.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park itinerary planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Quebec City to Canyonlands National Park. When traveling from Quebec City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canyonlands National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Moab

Red Desert

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 Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch and hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planning site.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Capitol Reef National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Big Water

Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Coyote Buttes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam and then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Water online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Big Water in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Big Water, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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 Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Big Water in September, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You've now added Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, then examine the collection at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally stop by Denny's Wigwam.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kanab online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 34°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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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 Angel's Landing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin) and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (in Parowan). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planning site.

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You've now added Delicate Arch to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Arches National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.