36 days in Utah Itinerary

36 days in Utah Itinerary

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36 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bluff
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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: Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Deer Valley Resort), Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple) and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Temple Square, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online sightseeing planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Salt Lake City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Salt Lake City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provo, Park City, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyonlands National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dewey Bridge, Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

5
nights
Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bluff: Mexican Hat (Forrest Gump Point, Valley of the Gods, & more), Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, & more) and Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bluff planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Blanding, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

5
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Capitol Reef National Park: Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), San Rafael Swell (in Castle Dale) and Circle Cliffs (in Boulder). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail, steep yourself in history at Cove Fort Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Fruita Schoolhouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bluff in September, things will get slightly colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cove Fort Historic Site, Factory Butte, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, San Rafael Swell, Circle Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

5
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Change things up with a short trip to Highway 12 Scenic Byway in Torrey (about 50 minutes away).

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bryce are 19°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon, Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

4
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanab: Big Water (Paria Canyon Wilderness Area & Coyote Buttes). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, explore and take pictures at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kanab itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bryce to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in October: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 27°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Big Water, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Photography Tours

5
nights
Zion National Park

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.
Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along The Narrows, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Observation Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Overlook Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park vacation builder website .

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In October in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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