22 days in Utah Itinerary

22 days in Utah Itinerary

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22 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Castlegar
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Torrey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Blanding
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Castlegar

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Watchman Trail and Riverside Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Temple of Sinawava Trail and The Narrows. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), explore the striking landscape of Observation Point, and take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

Discover how to plan a Zion National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Castlegar, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Castlegar to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Castlegar in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
Kolob Canyons ©
Kolob Canyons
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bryce Amphitheatre and Fairyland Loop Trail. Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Thor's Hammer. There's still lots to do: hike along Queen's Garden Trail, stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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. Fruita Campground and Fruita Schoolhouse will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Capitol Gorge Trail and Capitol Reef National Park . Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torrey: The Hickman Bridge Trail (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante). There's more to do: hike along Goosenecks Overlook and cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Torrey online vacation maker .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

2
nights
Monument Valley

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Torrey to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Torrey in October, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blanding.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Cedar Mesa Pottery and then explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridges National Monument. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Blanding trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Blanding takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Blanding are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Blanding

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bluff Fort Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visit Island in the Sky and Monument Basin for their historical value. Visiting La Sal Mountain Loop and Double Arch will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Windows & Landscape Arch) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, identify plant and animal life at Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Negro Bill Canyon Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moab sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Blanding to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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