47 days in Utah Itinerary

47 days in Utah Itinerary

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47 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Tucson
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blanding
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Escalante
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cedar City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
9
Ogden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Park City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tucson

3
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. Step out of the city life by going to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., trek along Wildcat Trail, and take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online day trip planner .

Tucson to Monument Valley is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 90°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Blanding.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Utah
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Visiting Natural Bridges National Monument and Goosenecks State Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bluff Fort Historic Site and Newspaper Rock Recreation Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Blanding: Bluff (Pioneer Cemetery & Cow Canyon Trading Post). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park and steep yourself in history at Mule Canyon Ruins.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Blanding vacation site .

Drive from Monument Valley to Blanding in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluff, Newspaper Rock Recreation Site
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Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

7
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky & Mesa Arch) and Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Fiery Furnace). On the 15th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. On the 17th (Wed), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Blanding to Moab takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Blanding in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

4
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
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. Escape the urban bustle at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Red Canyon. Fruita Campground and Butch Cassidy Childhood Home will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Escalante side-trips: Anasazi State Park Museum (in Boulder) and Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Reef National Park , Gifford Homestead, & more). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Escalante trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Escalante by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Escalante to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park, Red Canyon, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Anasazi State Park Museum, Butch Cassidy Childhood Home
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Butch Cassidy Childhood Home ©
Butch Cassidy Childhood Home

6
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Escape the urban bustle at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

Find out how to plan Bryce Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

4
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Springdale (Zion Rock & Mountain Guides & Lower Pine Creek Waterfall) and Big Water (Paria Canyon Wilderness Area & Coyote Buttes). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab tour builder website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 94°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Springdale, Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Observation Point. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In August in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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. Visiting Cedar Breaks National Monument and Dixie National Forest will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest (in Panguitch) and Duck Creek Village (Ice Cave & Aspen Mirror Lake). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cedar City Utah Temple and shop like a local with Artisans Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cedar City online travel route planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cedar City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ogden.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Duck Creek Village, Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Cedar Breaks National Monument ©
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest

5
nights
Ogden

Ogden ©
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. Popular historic sites such as Golden Spike National Historic Site and Historic 25th Street are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Bear Lake State Park. Explore Ogden's surroundings by going to Brigham City Tabernacle (in Brigham City), Logan (Logan Utah Temple & LDS Tabernacle) and Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Union Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of Great Salt Lake, don't miss a visit to The Stump, and take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ogden travel planner .

Getting from Cedar City to Ogden by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cedar City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Ogden. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Park City.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brigham City, Logan, Salt Lake City, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Bear Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge ©
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Bear Lake State Park ©
Bear Lake State Park

5
nights
Park City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple Square and The Tabernacle are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Vernal), Salt Lake City (Assembly Hall, Salt Lake Temple, & more) and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Uintas Wilderness Area, get a taste of the local shopping with Fatali Gallery, and look for gifts at Mountain Town Olive Oil.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Park City trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ogden to Park City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ogden in August since evenings lows in Park City dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Salt Lake City, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, High Uintas Wilderness Area, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
River Rafting & Tubing

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