39 days in Utah Itinerary

39 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Canyonlands Field, Drive to Canyonlands National Park
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Canyonlands National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 7 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Park City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vernal
— 4 nights
Fly

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Canyonlands National Park — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Factory Butte in Caineville (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, get great views at Green River Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cataract Canyon.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park holiday planner.

Tamiami to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tamiami to Canyonlands National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tamiami in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Canyonlands National Park, with highs around 97°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Moab — 6 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Delicate Arch). Make the 27th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Nature & Parks, admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Hurrah Pass Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moab journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stroll around Sandstone Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley itinerary maker website.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 90°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Bryce — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Escalante (Scenic Byway 12 & Escalante Heritage Center), Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bryce trip planning app.

Getting from Monument Valley to Bryce by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Zion National Park — 5 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 8th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and stop by Joy Craft & Design.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park route planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cedar City.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Cedar City — 3 nights

Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Step out of Cedar City to go to Kanab and see Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, cool off at Cedar City Aquatic Center, don't miss a visit to Cascade Falls Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dixie National Forest.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cedar City trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Park City.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Park City — 5 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Park City: Provo Canyon (in Provo), Salt Lake City (Temple Square & Big Cottonwood Canyon) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and explore by horseback at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Park City online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Cedar City to Park City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cedar City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Park City, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vernal.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Vernal — 4 nights

Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Take a break from Vernal with a short trip to Sheep Creek Geological Loop in Manila, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonshine Arch, get a new perspective on nature at Quarry Exhibit Hall, and explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vernal tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Park City to Vernal takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vernal when traveling from Park City in August, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure
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.