23 days in Utah Itinerary

23 days in Utah Itinerary

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1
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
3
Kanab
— 2 nights
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
5
Moab
— 5 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion National Park and Canyon Overlook Trail. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles to Zion National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Peek-A-Boo Loop and Sunset Point. There's still lots to do: stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Paria View.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planning site.

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

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Squaw Trail, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, thenget engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, get engrossed in the history at Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, look for gifts at The Rock Stop, thenshop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, The Rock Stop
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Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©
Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then trek along Wildcat Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, thenstop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Museum-lovers will appreciate RedRock Astronomy and Tom Till Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Delicate Arch, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, play a few rounds at Moab Golf Course, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Moab trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum of Utah and Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Visiting This is the Place Heritage Park and Deer Valley Resort will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Park City (Park City Museum, Fatali Gallery, &more), Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi) and Ogden (Treehouse Children's Museum & Hill Aerospace Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, make a trip to National Pony Express Monument, and get curious at Clark Planetarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip planning website.

Drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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