26 days in Utah Itinerary

26 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Water
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Circleville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
Fly

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Do some cultural sightseeing at RedRock Astronomy and Sego Canyon Petroglyphs. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. On the 20th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, hike along Double Arch, and snap pictures at Dewey Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moab online sightseeing planner.

Atlanta to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Moab, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, get great views at Muley Point Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and finally hike along Wildcat Trail.

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

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 87°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

4
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Big Water

Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel Point and Escalante Heritage Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Water: Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), Kanab (Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab Heritage House Museum, &more) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Water journey maker app.

Drive from Monument Valley to Big Water in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, things will get a bit warmer in Big Water: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

4
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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.
Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Big Water, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Circleville.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Circleville

Circleville is a town in Piute County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cove Fort Historic Site and then take in the awesome beauty at Tushar Mountains. On the next day, look for gifts at Cowboy Collectibles, explore the striking landscape of Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Butch Cassidy Childhood Home.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Circleville route app.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Circleville takes 1.5 hours. In September in Circleville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Circleville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Circleville to Zion National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Circleville in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 84°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Salt Lake City

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.
Visit Temple Square and Provo City Center Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Salt Lake Temple and Cathedral of the Madeleine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Golden Spike National Historic Site (in Corinne), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle and take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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Fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in September since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.