53 days in Utah Itinerary

53 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah itinerary planner
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Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport, Drive to Park City
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Park City
— 5 nights
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Vernal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bluff
— 5 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ogden
— 5 nights
Drive to Salt Lake City International Airport, Fly to Thunder Bay

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Park City — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Park City: Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas), Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple) and Salt Lake City (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah State Capitol, &more). It doesn't end there: cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway and hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort.

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Thunder Bay, Canada to Park City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thunder Bay in October: highs in Park City hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vernal.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Vernal — 5 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Nine Mile Ranch (in Wellington), Manila (Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area & Sheep Creek Geological Loop) and Jensen (Cub Creek Petroglyphs & McKee Springs Petroglyphs). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Moonshine Arch, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, explore the stunning scenery at Fantasy Canyon, and pause for some photo ops at Pink Brontosaurus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vernal trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Park City to Vernal takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Vernal can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Moab — 6 nights

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: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, stroll through Double Arch, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab vacation app.

You can drive from Vernal to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Vernal in October, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bluff.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Bluff — 5 nights

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding), Mexican Hat (Forrest Gump Point, Muley Point Overlook, &more) and Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Sandstone Tours, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Moki Dugway, don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bluff tour planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bluff takes 2 hours. In October in Bluff, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Capitol Reef National Park side-trips: San Rafael Swell (in Castle Dale), Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River). There's still lots to do: stroll through Capitol Reef National Park , head outdoors with Moonscape Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Cohab Canyon Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Larb Hollow Overlook.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bluff in October, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and -1°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bryce.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryce: Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Devils Garden (in Escalante). And it doesn't end there: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Canyon, get great views at Inspiration Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bryce online road trip planner.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Bryce are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanab.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Kanab — 5 nights

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). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, explore the stunning scenery at Nautilus Rock, and admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab online trip builder.

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in November; daily highs in Kanab reach 19°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Zion National Park — 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in an hour. In November in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cedar City.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Cedar City — 3 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. Take a break from Cedar City with a short trip to Brian Head Peak Observation in Brian Head, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, cruise along Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cedar City Utah Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar City day trip planning site.

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 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Ogden.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Ogden — 5 nights

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: Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Bonneville Shoreline Trail (in Salt Lake City) and Horsetail Falls (in Alpine). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hill Aerospace Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogden River Parkway, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic 25th Street, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaQuest Utah.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ogden online itinerary maker.

Getting from Cedar City to Ogden by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cedar City, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ogden, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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.