59 days in Utah Itinerary

59 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner
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Zion National Park
— 7 nights
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Kanab
— 5 nights
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Bryce
— 6 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 7 nights
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Bluff
— 6 nights
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Moab
— 7 nights
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Vernal
— 6 nights
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Park City
— 7 nights
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Ogden
— 7 nights
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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.
When in Zion National Park, make a side trip to see Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center in Cedar City, approximately Cedar City away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, trek along Angel's Landing, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park itinerary planner.

New York City to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New York City to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect little chillier with lows of 29°F in Zion National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanab.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Kanab — 5 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Big Water (Coyote Buttes & Paria Canyon Wilderness Area) and Maynard Dixon Living History Museum (in Mount Carmel). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, see Off-Road Tours, take in breathtaking views at Nautilus Rock, and walk around Jacob Hamblin Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kanab road trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in an hour. November in Kanab sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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: Tushar Mountains (in Beaver) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and explore the striking landscape at Wall Street.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce visit planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanab in November: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 47°F and lows are around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park — 7 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.
Explore Capitol Reef National Park's surroundings by going to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), Factory Butte (in Caineville) and Hite Marina (in Hite). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cathedral Valley Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at San Rafael Swell, take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail, and don't miss a visit to Hollow Mountain.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bluff.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Bluff — 6 nights

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Mexican Hat (Muley Point Overlook & Valley of the Gods), Cataract Canyon (in Canyonlands National Park) and Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Wildcat Trail, &more). The adventure continues: cruise along Moki Dugway, don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, and explore the striking landscape at Grand Gulch Primitive Area.

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You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bluff in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°F in Bluff. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Moab.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Moab — 7 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky, &more) and Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Delicate Arch). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Moab road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bluff to Moab in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bluff in December since evenings lows in Moab dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vernal.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Vernal — 6 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 Manila (Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area & Sheep Creek Geological Loop), Nine Mile Ranch (in Wellington) and Jensen (Adrift Dinosaur, Cub Creek Petroglyphs, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Moonshine Arch, admire the majestic nature at Red Fleet State Park, explore the galleries of Quarry Exhibit Hall, and explore the stunning scenery at Nine Mile Canyon.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vernal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Vernal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Moab in December, you will find days in Vernal are a bit cooler (31°F), and nights are about the same (12°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Park City — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salt Lake City (Kindig It Design Inc., Mount Olympus Trail, &more), Alta Ski Area (in Alta) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Provo City Center Temple, explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon, hit the slopes at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and head outdoors with Nice Sky Adventures Paragliding & Hang Gliding.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Park City holiday planner.

Drive from Vernal to Park City in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Park City are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ogden.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Ogden — 7 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogden: Horsetail Falls (in Alpine), Wasatch Parc Snow Tubing (in Eden) and Logan (Logan Canyon Scenic Drive, Beaver Mountain, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hill Aerospace Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, sample the fine beverages at New World Distillery, and grab your bike and head to Skyline Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ogden holiday planner.

You can drive from Park City to Ogden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Park City in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°F in Ogden. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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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.