54 days in Utah Itinerary

54 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 4 nights
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Kanab
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. George
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Escalante
— 5 nights
Drive
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Torrey
— 5 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 8 nights
Drive
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Price
— 1 night
Drive
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Vernal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Park City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ogden
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and Huck's Museum and Trading Post. Visit Bluff Fort Historic Site and 16 Room Cliff House for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Monument Valley: Pioneer Cemetery (in Bluff) and Blanding (Goosenecks State Park & Mule Canyon Ruins). The adventure continues: make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and hike along Wildcat Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Dallas to Monument Valley is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, Monument Valley is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kanab

— 5 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Raven's Heart Gallery and Moqui Cave. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maynard Dixon Living History Museum and Historical Kanab Library. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanab: Zion National Park (Zion National Park, Emerald Pools, &more). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with Kanab Tour Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Many Pools Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kanab trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in March: highs in Kanab hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

St. George

— 5 nights
St. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. George Tabernacle and St. George Temple. Jacob Hamlin Home and Cedar City Utah Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cedar City (Artisans Gallery & Frontier Homestead State Park Museum) and Pine Valley Chapel (in Pine Valley). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, browse the exhibits of St George Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Cliffs Recreation Area, and contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. George trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kanab to St. George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Kanab in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. George, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, hike along Fairyland Loop Trail, trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, then hike along Rim Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Queen's Garden Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route builder app.

Getting from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, Bryce Canyon National Park is much colder than St. George - with highs of 49°F and lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Escalante

— 5 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Anasazi State Park Museum and Escalante Heritage Center. Get outdoors at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Scenic Byway 12. Explore Escalante's surroundings by going to Cathedral Valley Loop (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Hell's Backbone Ranch and Trail (in Boulder). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Peekaboo Gulch, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Calf Creek Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Big Horn Canyon, and see High Adventure.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Escalante trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Torrey

— 5 nights
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cove Fort Historic Site and Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Capitol Reef National Park and Goblin Valley State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mystic hot Springs (in Monroe) and Capitol Gorge Trail (in Capitol Reef National Park). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Wash Trail, make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs, and stroll around Thousand Lakes RV Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Torrey attractions website.

You can drive from Escalante to Torrey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moab

— 8 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Sego Canyon Petroglyphs and Monument Basin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Tom Till Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: White Rim Trail (in Canyonlands National Park), Grand Junction (Two Rivers Winery, Children's Nature Center, &more) and John Wesley Powell River History Museum (in Green River). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, see the world from above with Pinnacle Helicopters, get outside with Deep Desert Expeditions, and take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moab holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Torrey in March: high temperatures in Moab hover around 62°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Price.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Price

— 1 night
Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Big John Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Price journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Price takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and taxi. While traveling from Moab, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Price, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 36°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vernal.

Vernal

— 4 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like McConkie Ranch and Red Fleet State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Spinner Fall Guide Service and Dinosaur National Monument visitor center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vernal: Sand Wash Basin (in Maybell) and Gates of Lodore Trail (in Dinosaur). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, pause for some photo ops at Seasonally Decorated Dinosaur, explore the stunning scenery at Fantasy Canyon, and hike along Hog Canyon Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vernal trip builder tool.

Drive from Price to Vernal in 2.5 hours. April in Vernal sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Vernal

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Park City

— 6 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.
Visiting Backcountry Snowmobiling and Rocky Mountain Outfitters will get you outdoors. Meyer Gallery and Park City Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Park City: Provo (BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Provo Canyon, &more), Silver Lake (in Brighton) and Cascade Springs (in Charleston). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Park City, fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City, and do sightseeing your way with Utah Olympic Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Park City trip app.

Getting from Vernal to Park City by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Vernal in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Park City, with lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ogden.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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. Get some cultural insight at Union Station and Brigham City Tabernacle. Take a break from the city and head to Skyline Trail and Antelope Island State Park. Explore Ogden's surroundings by going to Snowbasin Resort (in Huntsville), Golden Spike National Historic Site (in Corinne) and Lava Hot Springs (Lava Zipline, Lava Hot Springs, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic 25th Street, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at John M. Browning Firearms Museum, and stroll through Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ogden online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Park City to Ogden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ogden when traveling from Park City in April, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Great Salt Lake, examine the collection at Church History Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then trek along Mount Olympus Trail, and then hit the best photo ops around with Pitta Nature Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ogden to Salt Lake City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.