24 days in Utah Itinerary

24 days in Utah Itinerary

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24 days in Utah Itinerary

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

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). On the 6th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 7th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, trek along Turret Arch, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Moab. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 10th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

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
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacob Hamblin Park, trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), and explore the stunning scenery at Buckskin Gulch.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kanab trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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.
Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, explore the striking landscape of Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 20°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
Escalante

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 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, then cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and then get outside with Indigo Day Hikes. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Coyote Gulch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peekaboo Gulch.

Make your Escalante itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Escalante are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Deer Valley Resort (in Park City) and Alta Ski Resort (in Alta). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Escalante to Salt Lake City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In May, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Escalante - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Resort
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
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