43 days in Utah Itinerary

43 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 5 nights
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Bluff
— 4 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
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Bryce
— 5 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Cedar City
— 3 nights
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Vernal
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
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Moab — 5 nights

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 Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, hike along Double Arch, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moab sightseeing planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Moab is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August: highs in Moab hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bluff.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Bluff — 4 nights

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat), Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding) and Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bluff road trip site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bluff takes 2 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get slightly colder in Bluff: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Capitol Reef National Park: Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River), Factory Butte (in Caineville) and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park , steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, appreciate the views at Cathedral Valley, and admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bluff in August, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Bryce to Torrey to see Highway 12 Scenic Byway about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, get great views at Inspiration Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Bryce online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce takes 2.5 hours. August in Bryce sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanab.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Kanab — 3 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Big Water (Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos & Coyote Buttes). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery, and admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kanab day trip planning app.

Drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 34°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
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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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cedar City.
Outdoors · Parks · 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. Explore Cedar City's surroundings by going to Aspen Mirror Lake (in Duck Creek Village) and Brian Head Peak Observation (in Brian Head). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, cool off at Cedar City Aquatic Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Cedar City Utah Temple, and walk around Veterans Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cedar City trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Cedar City, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Vernal — 5 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. Pink Brontosaurus has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vernal: Manila (Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area & Sheep Creek Geological Loop). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Moonshine Arch, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Fleet State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vernal trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cedar City to Vernal in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. September in Vernal sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trips

Salt Lake City — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City) and Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and explore and take pictures at Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City journey maker tool.

You can drive from Vernal to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vernal in September since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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.