53 days in Utah Itinerary

53 days in Utah Itinerary

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53 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Park City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Vernal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Moab
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bluff
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bryce
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kanab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cedar City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
10
Ogden
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Thunder Bay

5
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: Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas), Salt Lake City (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah State Capitol, & more) and Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway and hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Park City trip planner .

Thunder Bay, Canada to Park City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Thunder Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Park City, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salt Lake City, Provo, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vernal: Nine Mile Ranch (in Wellington), Jensen (Cub Creek Petroglyphs & McKee Springs Petroglyphs) and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (in Manila). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Moonshine Arch, pause for some photo ops at Pink Brontosaurus, learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, and get a taste of life in the country at John Jarvie Ranch.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vernal trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Park City to Vernal in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jensen, Manila, Nine Mile Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Moonshine Arch ©
Moonshine Arch
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area ©

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). The adventure continues: hike along Arches National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 4 hours. Traveling from Vernal in October, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch, Dewey Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
nights
Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bluff: Mexican Hat (Forrest Gump Point, Muley Point Overlook, & more), Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Sandstone Tours, & more) and Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bluff online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Capitol Reef National Park: Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), San Rafael Swell (in Castle Dale) and Boulder (Circle Cliffs & The Hogback). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park , get great views at Larb Hollow Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Factory Butte, and grab your bike and head to Cathedral Valley Loop.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park travel app .

Traveling by car from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bluff in October: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Goblin Valley State Park, Factory Butte, Hite Marina, San Rafael Swell
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

6
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryce: Devils Garden (in Escalante) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. November in Bryce sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Red Canyon, Devils Garden
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

5
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore Kanab's surroundings by going to Big Water (Paria Canyon Wilderness Area & Coyote Buttes). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, trek along Yellow Rock Trail, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanab trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. In November, Kanab is somewhat warmer than Bryce - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Big Water, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Photography 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, trek along Canyon Overlook Trail, and stroll through Angel's Landing.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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. When in Cedar City, make a side trip to see Brian Head Peak Observation in Brian Head, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, examine the collection at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, identify plant and animal life at Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, and explore the stunning scenery at Dixie National Forest.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cedar City travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Cedar City takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in November: highs in Cedar City hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ogden.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Brian Head Peak Observation, Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Ogden: Horsetail Falls (in Alpine), Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse) and Bonneville Shoreline Trail (in Salt Lake City). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Skyline Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Brigham City Tabernacle, make a trip to Historic 25th Street, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaQuest Utah.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ogden road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cedar City to Ogden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cedar City in November, expect nights in Ogden to be a bit warmer, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Logan, Antelope Island State Park, Brigham City Tabernacle, Horsetail Falls, Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum
Historic 25th Street ©
Historic 25th Street

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