20 days in Utah Itinerary

20 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Kanab
— Few hours
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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 outdoors at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. Popular historic sites such as Temple Square and The Tabernacle are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Heber Valley Artisan Cheese in Midway (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and shop like a local with Art at the Main Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salt Lake City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Salt Lake City is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Salt Lake City. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in April: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 25th (Wed), get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and Double Arch. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moab itinerary planning website.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In April in Moab, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Make your Monument Valley itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Capitol Reef National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Monument Valley in April: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your 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 Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Fairyland Loop Trail. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then stop by Denny's Wigwam.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Kanab reach 28°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Zion's Main Canyon and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools, hike along Angel's Landing, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route builder.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.