32 days in Utah Itinerary

32 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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St. George
— 4 nights
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Kanab
— 5 nights
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Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 8 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to Eaton

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hill Aerospace Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Golden Spike National Historic Site and Salt Lake Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Ogden) and Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip builder.

Eaton to Salt Lake City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In April in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to St. George.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

St. George

— 4 nights
St. Step off the beaten path and head to Snow Canyon State Park and Dixie National Forest. Get some historical perspective at St. George Temple and Pine Valley Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting St. George side-trips: Zion National Park (Hidden Canyon & Kolob Canyons) and Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center (in Cedar City). There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. George holiday builder tool.

Getting from Salt Lake City to St. George by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in May; daily highs in St. George reach 83°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanab

— 5 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Canyon and Watchman Trail. Get outdoors at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Canyon Overlook Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanab: Zion Rock & Mountain Guides (in Springdale) and Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest (in Panguitch). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Denny's Wigwam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanab road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from St. George to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, Kanab is slightly colder than St. George - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kodachrome Basin State Park and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Step off the beaten path and head to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Fairyland Loop Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce holiday planning app.

Drive from Kanab to Bryce in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kanab in May, with highs in Bryce at 63°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 off the beaten path and head to Natural Bridges National Monument and Bluff Fort Historic Site. Get outdoors at Valley of the Gods and Wildcat Trail. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in May; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 74°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moab

— 8 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 Windows and Double Arch. Escape the urban bustle at Arches National Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Delicate Arch). Make the 22nd (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Balanced Rock Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Moab are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park

— 3 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.
On the 27th (Fri), get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon and then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.