60 days in Utah Itinerary

60 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner
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Salt Lake City
— 11 nights
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Torrey
— 8 nights
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Bryce
— 8 nights
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Cedar City
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 8 nights
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Big Water
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 12 nights
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Salt Lake City — 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas), Provo (Bridal Veil Falls, Provo City Center Temple, &more) and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, head outdoors with North Forty Escapes, explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Salt Lake City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Salt Lake City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Torrey.
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Torrey — 8 nights

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River), Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Reef National Park , Cohab Canyon Trail, &more) and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante). The adventure continues: cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and pause for some photo ops at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Torrey trip planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Torrey in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Torrey, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce.
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Bryce — 8 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.
Step out of Bryce with an excursion to Scenic Byway 12 in Escalante--about 1 hour away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Bryce takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cedar City.
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kanab (Squaw Trail, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, &more), Red Canyon (in Panguitch) and Springdale (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Zion Jeep Tours). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dixie National Forest, and shop like a local with Georg's Ski Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cedar City online trip maker.

You can drive from Bryce to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in September, with highs in Cedar City at 30°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 8 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 17th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Canyon, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and get outside with The Subway.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip site.

You can drive from Cedar City to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cedar City in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Water.
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Big Water — 3 nights

Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Water: Escalante (Devils Garden & Peekaboo Gulch). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, look for all kinds of wild species at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Water trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Big Water with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Big Water, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monument Valley: Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat), Bluff Fort Historic Site (in Bluff) and Goosenecks State Park (in Blanding). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, cruise along Moki Dugway, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Big Water to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Big Water in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 12 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch, Fiery Furnace, &more) and Canyonlands National Park (White Rim Road, Mesa Arch, &more). Make the 4th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway of Highway 128, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. October in Moab sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Utah travel guide

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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.
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