23 days in Utah Itinerary

23 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— Few hours
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Escalante
— 2 nights
Drive to Page Municipal Airport, Fly to Jorge Newbery Airpark

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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 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online trip itinerary maker.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Monument Valley is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Double Arch will get you outdoors. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, explore and take pictures at Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 41°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Capitol Reef National Park are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Springdale (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & LaFave Gallery) and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, take in the dramatic scenery at Emerald Pools, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

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You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Zion National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. June in Kanab sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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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.
Visiting Peek-A-Boo Loop and Fairyland Loop Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kanab in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 30°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Escalante

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Anasazi State Park Museum and then admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Escalante Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Hole In The Rock Road, and then admire the natural beauty at Devils Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Escalante online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. June in Escalante sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.