21 days in Utah Itinerary

21 days in Utah Itinerary

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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— Few hours
Drive
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Big Water
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Escalante
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Park City
— 3 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Cedar City to see Cedar Ridge Golf Course about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip tool.

Palm Springs to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Palm Springs in June, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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 25th (Mon): stop by Denny's Wigwam, then delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kanab can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Water.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Big Water

Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Big Water vacation tool.

You can drive from Kanab to Big Water in an hour. Traveling from Kanab in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Big Water, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Big Water in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Escalante

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Hole In The Rock Road and then contemplate the waterfront views at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Escalante day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Escalante can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park holiday app.

You can drive from Escalante to Capitol Reef National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Double Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab takes 3.5 hours. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Park City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Park City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Big Cottonwood Canyon and Deer Valley Resort. Visit Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: Salt Lake City (The Tabernacle & Harmons City Creek). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Park City Main Street Historic District, get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum, and take advantage of the amenities at Park City Mountain Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Park City itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Park City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Park City hover around 90°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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.