21 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

21 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

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21 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Torrey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, don't miss a visit to Park City Main Street Historic District, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Salt Lake City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Salt Lake City. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Park City Main Street Historic District
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Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©

4
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Park Avenue Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage and Tom Till Gallery. Make the 7th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Castle Valley, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexican Hat road trip app .

Drive from Moab to Mexican Hat in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mexican Hat: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluff, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Capitol Reef National Park and Sunset Point Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fruita Campground and Fruita Schoolhouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Capitol Reef National Park (Cathedral Valley & Cohab Canyon Trail). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail.

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You can drive from Mexican Hat to Torrey in 3.5 hours. In August, Torrey is a bit cooler than Mexican Hat - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and then stroll through Lone Rock Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Water online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Torrey to Big Water takes 4 hours. Traveling from Torrey in August, expect nights in Big Water to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

3
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 outdoors at The Narrows and Zion National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Big Water to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Big Water in August, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Willow Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then try your luck at Casino at the Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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