49 days in Utah Itinerary

49 days in Utah Itinerary

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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 7 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 6 nights
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Escalante
— 5 nights
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Kanab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
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Cedar City
— 4 nights
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Park City
— 7 nights
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Ogden
— 5 nights
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Blanding (The Edge of the Cedars State Park & Goosenecks State Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley visit site.

Los Angeles to Monument Valley is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Monument Valley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Monument Valley: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

7
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Moab

Red Desert

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 Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Delicate Arch). On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 21st (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Canyonlands Ballooning, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Moab are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hite Crossing Bridge in Blanding (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Cataract Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Gallery, and hike along Confluence Overlook Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

5
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Escalante: Bryce Canyon National Park (Fairyland Point, Rim Trail, &more) and Capitol Reef National Park (Cathedral Valley Loop & Capitol Reef National Park ). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, cruise along Scenic Byway Route 12, explore and take pictures at Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and don't miss a visit to The Hogback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Escalante trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Escalante takes 6 hours. In March, Escalante is little chillier than Canyonlands National Park - with highs of 49°F and lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

5
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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: Springdale (Enlighten Photography Excursions, Zion Jeep Tours, &more), Navajo/Queens Garden Loop (in Bryce Canyon National Park) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library, shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kanab using our trip planner.

Getting from Escalante to Kanab by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Escalante in April, with highs in Kanab at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Zion Helicopters (in Virgin) and Off-Road Tours (in Hurricane). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing, stroll through Kayenta Trail, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cedar City: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale), SunSoker Tours (in Hurricane) and Tushar Mountains (in Beaver). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cove Fort Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Brian Head Peak Observation, stroll around Veterans Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Artisans Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cedar City travel planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in April, plan for little chillier days in Cedar City, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Cedar City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alta Ski Area (in Alta), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Park City, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park City Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Park City trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cedar City to Park City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cedar City in April, you will find days in Park City are little chillier (58°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ogden.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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: Eden (Powder Mountain & Wasatch Parc Snow Tubing), South Davis Recreation Center (in Bountiful) and Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Diamond Peaks 6 Run Heli-Ski Tour, grab your bike and head to Skyline Trail, have fun and explore at Treehouse Children's Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New World Distillery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ogden day trip planner.

Getting from Park City to Ogden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Park City in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 39°F in Ogden. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.