22 days in Denver, Utah & Napa Valley Itinerary

22 days in Denver, Utah & Napa Valley Itinerary

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22 days in Denver, Utah & Napa Valley Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Oakville
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London


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5
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans. Do your shopping at Pearl Street Mall and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc (in Estes Park) and Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, stop by Tattered Cover Book Store, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver custom trip planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park, Bear Lake, Pearl Street Mall, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

4
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 in touch with nature at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Springdale (Sorella Gallery & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, get great views at Observation Point, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Zion National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Springdale
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. When in Bryce Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Lone Rock Beach in Big Water, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. It doesn't end there: get great views at Inspiration Point and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moab itinerary maker.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Oakville.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

4
nights
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Head to Oxbow Public Market and Dean & DeLucafor some retail therapy. Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, look for gifts at Oakville Grocery, appreciate the views at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oakville itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, subway, and bus from Salt Lake City to Oakville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Oakville: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, Calistoga, Inglenook
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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