22 days in Utah Itinerary

22 days in Utah Itinerary

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22 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Escalante
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Plattsburgh

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.
Salt Lake City is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City vacation planning website .

Plattsburgh to Salt Lake City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Salt Lake City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Plattsburgh in October: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Escalante.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

1
day
Escalante

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 23rd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and then head outdoors with Indigo Day Hikes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Escalante trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Escalante in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, things will get slightly colder in Escalante: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

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.
Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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.
When in Zion National Park, make a side trip to see Buffalo Trails Trading Company in Virgin, approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 74°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Buffalo Trails Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Go for a jaunt from Kanab to Big Water to see Coyote Buttes about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, stroll through Jacob Hamblin Park, and explore the stunning scenery at Buckskin Gulch.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

2
nights
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. On the 3rd (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., stroll through Wildcat Trail, then make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and finally cruise along Moki Dugway.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kanab in November, expect nights in Monument Valley to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mexican Hat Rock Formation, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. On the 5th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 7th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Moab trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In November in Moab, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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