23 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 5 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Blanding
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Bryce
— 6 nights
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Kanab
— 2 nights
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St. George
— 3 nights
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Moab — 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Climbing Tours. Get in touch with nature at Corona Arch and Potash Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace, Tunnel Arch, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Park Avenue Trail, explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail.

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Toronto, Canada to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Moab hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Pothole Point Trail and then explore the striking landscape at The Needles. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

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Drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blanding.
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Blanding — 2 nights

Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges National Monument. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, then make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, then immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

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Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Blanding in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May since evenings lows in Blanding dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

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 (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, hike along Wildcat Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Blanding to Monument Valley in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce.
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Bryce — 6 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Visiting Capitol Reef National Park and Sunset Point will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inspiration Point and Navajo Loop Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Escalante (Scenic Byway 12 & Escalante Petrified Forest State Park), Kodachrome Basin State Park (in Cannonville) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). There's lots more to do: trek along Fairyland Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

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Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect Bryce to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanab.
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Kanab — 2 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then see Off-Road Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and then cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kanab online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in May: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to St. George.
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St. George — 3 nights

St. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then admire the majestic nature at Snow Canyon State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St. George Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden, then hike along Riverside Walk, and finally trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

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Drive from Kanab to St. George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kanab in May, with highs in St. George at 33°C and lows at 16°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Utah travel guide

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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.
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