22 days in Utah Itinerary

22 days in Utah Itinerary

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Drive to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, Fly to Cedar City Regional Airport, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Torrey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blanding
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 6 nights
Fly to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, Drive to Castlegar

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyon Overlook Trail and Watchman Trail. Visiting The Narrows and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip maker.

Castlegar, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Castlegar to Zion National Park. When traveling from Castlegar in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Escape the urban bustle at Navajo Loop Trail and Rainbow Point. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail, trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, and get great views at Paria View.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planning tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Torrey

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Capitol Reef National Park and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fruita Campground and Fruita Schoolhouse. Take a break from Torrey with a short trip to Capitol Gorge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Goosenecks Overlook.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Torrey online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around -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 · Nature

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods, and then take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley route planner.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Torrey in October, with highs in Monument Valley at 25°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blanding.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Blanding

Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): shop like a local with Cedar Mesa Pottery and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Blanding trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Blanding in 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mesa Arch and Windows. Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Double Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Canyonlands National Park (Monument Basin & Island in the Sky) and Landscape Arch (in Arches National Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Balanced Rock Trail, hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, and admire all the interesting features of La Sal Mountain Loop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Moab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Blanding to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.