46 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

46 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 10 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 15 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Escalante
— 4 nights
Drive to Cedar City, Fly to Park City
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Park City
— 5 nights
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Moab

— 10 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Canyonlands National Park (White Rim Trail, Island in the Sky, &more) and Arches National Park (Sand Dune Arch & Delicate Arch). On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 20th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway of Highway 128, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stroll through Poison Spider Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planning site.

Denver to Moab is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in March, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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. When in Monument Valley, make a side trip to see The Edge of the Cedars State Park in Blanding, approximately Blanding away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and trek along Wildcat Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. When traveling from Moab in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Monument Valley, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 15 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get out of town with these interesting Grand Canyon National Park side-trips: Supai (Havasu Falls & Hualapai Hilltop) and Food Tours (in Los Angeles). On the 1st (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · 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 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cedar City: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab), SunSoker Tours (in Hurricane) and Springdale (Joy Craft & Design, David J West Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Veterans Park and view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cedar City road trip planning app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect nights in Cedar City to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Cedar City

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Escalante

— 4 nights
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escalante: Cathedral Valley Loop (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Rim Trail, Sunrise Point, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, explore the activities along Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway 12, and explore the striking landscape at Peekaboo Gulch.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Escalante trip builder website.

You can drive from Cedar City to Escalante in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cedar City in April: high temperatures in Escalante hover around 56°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: North Forty Escapes (in Oakley), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Provo River Falls (in Kamas). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get all the equipment you need at Ski Butlers Park City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park City Mountain Resort, and fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Park City trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Escalante to Park City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. April in Park City sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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.