51 days in Utah Itinerary

51 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 8 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 6 nights
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Monument Valley
— 4 nights
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Bryce
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 7 nights
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Cedar City
— 5 nights
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Torrey
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 8 nights
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Moab — 8 nights

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 (Delicate Arch, Fiery Furnace, &more). Make the 20th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, trek along Double Arch, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moab day trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Moab is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Jose to Moab, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in October, expect nights in Moab to be colder, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Canyonlands National Park with a short trip to Off-Road & ATV Trails in Capitol Reef National Park, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shafer Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, and hike along White Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. October in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Monument Valley — 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of the Gods (in Mexican Hat) and Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley road trip planning website.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Bryce — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bryce: Scenic Byway 12 (in Escalante) and Rainbow Point (in Bryce Canyon National Park). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, admire all the interesting features of Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bryce route planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in November, expect Bryce to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Zion National Park — 7 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 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: get great views at Observation Point, explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and trek along Watchman Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cedar City.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Cedar City — 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cedar City: Red Canyon (in Panguitch), Kanab (Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, &more) and Springdale (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Zion Jeep Tours). There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and explore the striking landscape of Dixie National Forest.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cedar City trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Cedar City, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Torrey.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Torrey — 6 nights

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torrey: Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River), Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Reef National Park & Cathedral Valley). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Highway 12 Scenic Byway, take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, stroll through Goosenecks Overlook, and hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torrey online itinerary maker.

Drive from Cedar City to Torrey in 3 hours. Traveling from Cedar City in November, things will get little chillier in Torrey: highs are around 9°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Salt Lake City — 8 nights

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: Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway), Ogden (Hill Aerospace Museum & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Park City (Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Village at Park City, &more). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Provo Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference Center.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Torrey in November, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 14°C and 1°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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.