39 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

39 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive
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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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Las Vegas
— 11 nights
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Salt Lake City — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Roots of Knowledge (in Orem), Ogden (Skyline Trail & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Provo (Rock Canyon & Provo City Center Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, fly down the slopes at Little Cottonwood Canyon, stroll around Memory Grove Park, and trek along Mount Olympus Trail.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip site.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. May in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zion National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Zion National Park — 4 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, Zion National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
Explore Bryce's surroundings by going to Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Scenic Byway 12 (in Escalante). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, and surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Canyonlands National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Canyonlands National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Canyonlands National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in June, you will find days in Canyonlands National Park are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are warmer (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Moab — 5 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, see Off-Road Tours, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moab journey site.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Moab sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to 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. Go for a jaunt from Monument Valley to Mexican Hat to see Muley Point Overlook about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, and don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 11 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). On the 16th (Thu), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Monument Valley to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Monument Valley, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Tours · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
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.