43 days in Utah Itinerary

43 days in Utah Itinerary

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43 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bluff
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cedar City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Vernal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Double Arch.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Moab is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Moab. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bluff: Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., & more), Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat) and Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, and stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bluff day trip planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. In August, Bluff is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway, Muley Point Overlook, Natural Bridges National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
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 Capitol Reef National Park's surroundings by going to Factory Butte (in Caineville), Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Circle Cliffs (in Boulder). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park , get outside with Notom Road Scenic Backway, steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, and admire the majestic nature at Goblin Valley State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner .

Drive from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bluff in August, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Circle Cliffs, Cove Fort Historic Site, Goblin Valley State Park, Factory Butte
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Cove Fort Historic Site ©
Cove Fort Historic Site

5
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Step out of Bryce with an excursion to Highway 12 Scenic Byway in Torrey--about 50 minutes away.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bryce online trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bryce can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Water (Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos & Coyote Buttes). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, stop by Denny's Wigwam, and get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Musuem.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kanab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in September, things will get a bit 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.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of Zion National Park to go to Springdale and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors 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

3
nights
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
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 Brian Head Peak Observation (in Brian Head) and Aspen Mirror Lake (in Duck Creek Village). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, cool off at Cedar City Aquatic Center, take a peaceful walk through Dixie National Forest, and walk around Veterans Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cedar City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Cedar City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect nights in Cedar City to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, Brian Head Peak Observation, Aspen Mirror Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Cedar City Aquatic Center ©
Cedar City Aquatic Center

5
nights
Vernal

Vernal ©
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. Step out of Vernal to go to Manila and see Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of Red Fleet State Park, explore the striking landscape at Moonshine Arch, and learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vernal online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Vernal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Deer Valley Resort) and Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Vernal to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Vernal in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Park City, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah, Antelope Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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