43 days in Utah Itinerary

43 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 5 nights
2
Bluff
— 4 nights
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
4
Bryce
— 5 nights
5
Kanab
— 3 nights
6
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
7
Cedar City
— 3 nights
8
Vernal
— 5 nights
9
Salt Lake City
— 5 nights

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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 22.5-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.

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
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park

4
nights
Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., &more), Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding) and Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat). 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.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges National Monument, Muley Point Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Capitol Reef National Park: Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River), Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Factory Butte (in Caineville). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park , get outside with Notom Road Scenic Backway, 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.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
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.

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
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
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: identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 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.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Springdale to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · 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 much more to do: make a splash at Cedar City Aquatic Center, take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, walk around Veterans Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cedar City Utah Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cedar City holiday planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Cedar City by car takes about 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
Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center ©
Cedar City Aquatic Center ©
Cedar City Aquatic Center
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest

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. 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 travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Deer Valley Resort). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Vernal in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Salt Lake City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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

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