32 days in Utah Itinerary

32 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Forty Escapes. Family-friendly places like Temple Square and Church History Museum will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Coalville (Backcountry Snowmobiling & Summit county courthouse), Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple) and Ogden (Treehouse Children's Museum, George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Salt Lake City is minus 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in May: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Canyonlands National Park is known for nature, trails, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, grab your bike and head to White Rim Road, and hike along White Rim Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, and explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moab trip builder site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

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. Monument Valley is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see Off-Road Tours, trek along Wildcat Trail, and walk around Sandstone Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Moab in May, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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 (Scenic Byway 12, Spooky Gulch, &more) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, hike along Fairyland Loop Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, and stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 4.5 hours. In May, Bryce is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 4 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Bring the kids along to Photography Tours and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Zion National Park (Zion National Park, Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, &more).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kanab itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in May, with highs in Kanab at 28°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

St. George

— 5 nights
St. Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kolob Canyons (in Zion National Park) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale). There's much more to do: walk around Red Hills Desert Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Snow Canyon State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Temple, and explore the engaging exhibits at St. George Children's Museum.

Make your St. George itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kanab to St. George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kanab in May; daily highs in St. George reach 33°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. George

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.