36 days in Utah Itinerary

36 days in Utah Itinerary

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36 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  7​h
1
Park City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Zion National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Escalante
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torrey
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Blanding
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Moab
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork) and Temple Square (in Salt Lake City). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Fatali Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at High West Distillery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Park City trip itinerary maker .

Indianapolis to Park City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Park City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, expect colder with lows of 43°F in Park City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Salt Lake City, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
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.
Get outdoors at Court of the Patriarchs and Zion's Main Canyon. Step off the beaten path and head to Observation Point and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and hike along Riverside Walk.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route website .

Getting from Park City to Zion National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Park City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

6
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Get outdoors at Rainbow Point and Sunset Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fairyland Loop Trail and Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and take some stellar pictures from Paria View.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 79°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

2
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 27th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along The Hogback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spooky Gulch, and then explore the striking landscape at Peekaboo Gulch.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Escalante visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Torrey.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hogback, Kodachrome Basin State Park
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Spooky Gulch ©
Spooky Gulch

4
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Get outdoors at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Gorge Trail. Popular historic sites such as Cove Fort Historic Site and Fruita Schoolhouse are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Capitol Reef National Park (Off-Road & ATV Trails & The Hickman Bridge Trail) and Red Canyon (in Panguitch). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway and hike along Goosenecks Overlook.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Torrey road trip planner.

You can drive from Escalante to Torrey in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, Red Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Cove Fort Historic Site ©
Cove Fort Historic Site

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Wildcat Trail, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Torrey in July, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blanding.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bluff Fort Historic Site and Newspaper Rock Recreation Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural Bridges National Monument and The Edge of the Cedars State Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, make a trip to Big Four Tractor, take in the dramatic natural features at Little Westwater Ruin, and tee off at The Hideout Golf Club.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blanding tour planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Blanding in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Monticello, Bluff Fort Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

8
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Off-Road & ATV Trails and Negro Bill Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fiery Furnace and Double Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky, & more) and Arches National Park (Windows, Devils Garden Trailhead, & more). On the 8th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Balanced Rock Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Blanding to Moab in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blanding in July: high temperatures in Moab hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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