31 days in Utah Itinerary

31 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Springdale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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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.
Make the 22nd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moab road trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Moab is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Moab is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Canyonlands National Park side-trips: Blanding (Utah State Route 95 & Hite Crossing Bridge) and Off-Road & ATV Trails (in Capitol Reef National Park). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, get great views at Green River Overlook, explore the activities along Cataract Canyon, and stroll through White Rim Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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. Step out of Monument Valley to go to Mexican Hat and see Muley Point Overlook, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., cruise along Moki Dugway, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 4 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanab: Kolob Canyons (in Zion National Park), Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Red Canyon (in Panguitch). There's lots more to do: stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab holiday maker app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Springdale

— 4 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Angel's Landing, look for gifts at Zion Rock & Gem, and take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Canyon.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Springdale journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Springdale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. May in Springdale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Bryce

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bryce: Escalante (Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Peekaboo Gulch, &more) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryce trip maker tool.

Drive from Springdale to Bryce in 2 hours. Traveling from Springdale in May, expect Bryce to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Climbing Tours (in Park City), Ogden (Hill Aerospace Museum & Skyline Trail) and Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip maker website.

Getting from Bryce to Salt Lake City by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in May; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.