25 days in Utah Itinerary

25 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary planner

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. George
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive
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Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

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 get to explore Natural History Museum of Utah and Thanksgiving Point. Your inner history buff will appreciate Salt Lake Temple and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Venture out of the city with trips to Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic 25th Street, walk around Olympic Cauldron Park, and examine the collection at Hill Aerospace Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City travel route builder site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Salt Lake City. In June, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to St. George.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

St. George

— 4 nights
St. Popular historic sites such as St. George Temple and Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and Kolob Canyons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. George: Dixie National Forest (in Cedar City), Zion National Park (Temple of Sinawava Trail, Riverside Walk, &more) and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read St. George online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to St. George in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect St. George to be a bit warmer, temps between 99°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab itinerary builder tool.

Getting from St. George to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from St. George, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Kanab, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Bryce

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Sunset Point. Take a break from the city and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Fairyland Loop Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Rainbow Point (in Bryce Canyon National Park) and Escalante (Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area & Scenic Byway 12). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, get great views at Inspiration Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, and stroll through Queen's Garden Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce trip planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kanab in June, with highs in Bryce at 79°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Torrey

— 2 nights
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Goosenecks Overlook, steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Torrey journey planner.

Getting from Bryce to Torrey by car takes about 2 hours. June in Torrey sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 3 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. Escape the urban bustle at Goosenecks State Park and Moki Dugway. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bluff Fort Historic Site and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Go for a jaunt from Monument Valley to Mexican Hat to see Valley of the Gods about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and hike along Wildcat Trail.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip builder tool.

You can drive from Torrey to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torrey in June; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Delicate Arch and Windows. Escape the urban bustle at Corona Arch and Double Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Fiery Furnace). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Potash Road, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and trek along Balanced Rock Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in June: high temperatures in Moab hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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 25th (Fri): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.