32 days in Utah Itinerary

32 days in Utah Itinerary

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Canyonlands National Park
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Bryce
— 5 nights
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Kanab
— 4 nights
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Springdale
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road & ATV Trails in Capitol Reef National Park (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Cataract Canyon, and get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and car. In July in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Moab — 5 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of Moab with an excursion to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park--about 38 minutes away. Make the 8th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Double Arch, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Monument Valley.
Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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. Step out of Monument Valley with an excursion to Muley Point Overlook in Mexican Hat--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 87°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bryce.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryce: Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Scenic Byway 12 (in Escalante). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce tour builder app.

Getting from Monument Valley to Bryce by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect Bryce to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanab.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Kanab — 4 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanab: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Red Canyon (in Panguitch). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at The Rock Stop, hike along Squaw Trail, and stroll through Many Pools Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanab trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in August; daily highs in Kanab reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Springdale.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Springdale — 5 nights

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Springdale trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kanab to Springdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. August in Springdale sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Salt Lake City — 5 nights

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.
Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway), Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City) and Provo (Provo City Center Temple & Provo Canyon). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and hike along Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Springdale to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Springdale in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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.