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: Provo (Bridal Veil Falls, Provo City Center Temple, &more), Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, and see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other 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 a bit 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 up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Torrey.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Reef National Park , Cohab Canyon Trail, &more), Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River) and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante). There's still lots to do: cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, pause for some photo ops at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Torrey visit planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Torrey in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you will find days in Torrey are little chillier (29°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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), Springdale (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Zion Jeep Tours) and Red Canyon (in Panguitch). 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 get all the equipment you need at 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.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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. And it doesn't end there: hike along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Cedar City to Zion National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cedar City in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Water vacation builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Big Water. 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 travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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: Goosenecks State Park (in Blanding), Bluff Fort Historic Site (in Bluff) and Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat). 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. 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.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Potash Road, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Moab online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Moab, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.