48 days in Utah Itinerary

48 days in Utah Itinerary

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48 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Monument Valley
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kanab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Moab
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Ogden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Park City
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Newark

4
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Monument Valley side-trips: Bluff (Comb Ridge, Pioneer Cemetery, &more) and Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, get interesting insight from Tours, and hike along Wildcat Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley driving holiday planner.

Newark to Monument Valley is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in March: highs in Monument Valley hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluff, Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Off-Road 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Capitol Reef National Park: Factory Butte (in Caineville) and Hanksville (Moonscape Overlook & The Wolverton Mill). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, stroll through Cohab Canyon Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , and hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Capitol Reef National Park in 5.5 hours. In April, Capitol Reef National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanksville, Factory Butte, Little Wild Horse Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannonville (Kodachrome Basin State Park & Willis Creek). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cannonville, Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

5
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Grand Canyon National Park (Toroweap Point, Lava Falls, &more) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Historical Kanab Library, stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. In April, Kanab is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Toroweap Point ©
Toroweap Point
Lava Falls ©
Lava Falls

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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, hike along Angel's Landing, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Rim Trail, and explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Observation Point
Observation Point

5
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Explore Canyonlands National Park's surroundings by going to Blanding (Utah State Route 95 & Hite Crossing Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, explore the stunning scenery at Cataract Canyon, trek along Murphy Point Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monument Basin.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In April in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Blanding
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Cataract Canyon ©
Cataract Canyon

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Windows, Fiery Furnace, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Arches National Park, take in breathtaking views at Lions Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

You can plan Moab trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Moab are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ogden.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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. Get out of town with these interesting Ogden side-trips: Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Logan (Logan Canyon Scenic Drive, Beaver Mountain, &more) and Huntsville (Snowbasin Resort & Powder Mountain SKi Resort). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Diamond Peaks 6 Run Heli-Ski Tour, stroll through Powder Mountain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New World Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Hill Aerospace Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ogden route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Ogden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Moab in May, you will find days in Ogden are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Park City.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Logan, Eden, Huntsville, Antelope Island State Park, The Stump
Highlights from your plan
Snowbasin Resort ©
Snowbasin Resort
Powder Mountain ©
Powder Mountain
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum

7
nights
Park City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Park City: Temple Square (in Salt Lake City), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Resort (in Alta). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, stroll through Canyons Village at Park City, and take an in-depth tour of Park City Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Park City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ogden to Park City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Park City when traveling from Ogden in May, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Temple Square, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Alta Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Alta Ski Area ©
Alta Ski Area
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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