23 days in Utah Itinerary

23 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive
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Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City Mountain Resort (in Park City) and Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City planner.

Krakow, Poland to Salt Lake City is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Krakow to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Krakow, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cave Spring.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. In May in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch, Wolfe Ranch, &more). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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. On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monument Valley using our trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Moab in May, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature

2
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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Denny's Wigwam, then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, then immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab road trip planning app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

5
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area in Escalante (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: get great views at Inspiration Point, stroll through Sunset Point, contemplate the long history of Cove Fort Historic Site, and trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in May, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 out of Zion National Park to go to Springdale and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 28°C and lows at 5°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.