23 days in Utah Itinerary

23 days in Utah Itinerary

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23 days in Utah Itinerary

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

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 Zion National Park and Canyon Overlook Trail. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online trip planner .

Los Angeles to Zion National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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.
Visiting Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Fairyland Loop Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 63°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 10th (Fri), hike along Squaw Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage Museum. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, get engrossed in the history at Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, then stop by The Rock Stop, then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Little Hollywood Movie Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanab journey planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Kanab at 76°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab Heritage House Musuem ©
Kanab Heritage House Musuem

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then trek along Wildcat Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley attractions planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. You'll explore and learn at RedRock Astronomy and Gallery Moab LCA. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, approximately 38 minutes away. Make the 15th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Turret Arch, tee off at Moab Golf Course, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

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
River Rafting & Tubing

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum of Utah and Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Square and The Tabernacle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Ogden (Treehouse Children's Museum & Hill Aerospace Museum) and Park City (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, make a trip to National Pony Express Monument, and steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall.

To plan Salt Lake City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Ogden, Thanksgiving Point
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

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