60 days in Utah Itinerary

60 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 8 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 6 nights
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Mexican Hat
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 8 nights
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Kanab
— 5 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
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Escalante
— 3 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 7 nights
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Vernal
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 8 nights
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch, Windows, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley, don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, and stop by Back of Beyond Books.

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Toronto, Canada to Moab is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

6
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand View Point Overlook and Green River Overlook. Step out of Canyonlands National Park to go to Monticello and see The Hideout Golf Club, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Shafer Trail, trek along White Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and explore the stunning scenery at The Needles.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 16th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Moki Dugway, then take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexican Hat vacation site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Mexican Hat in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mexican Hat can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

8
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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Observation Point and Court of the Patriarchs. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: St. George (Pioneer Park & Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site), Zion Rock & Mountain Guides (in Springdale) and Cedar City (Cascade Falls Trail & Dixie National Forest). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, stroll through Angel's Landing, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

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Explore your travel options from Mexican Hat to Zion National Park with the Route module. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: stroll through Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), contemplate the long history of Old Paria, explore the stunning scenery at Paria River Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kanab are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

8
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Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Step out of Bryce Canyon National Park to go to Cannonville and see Kodachrome Basin State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kanab in October, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 19°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Escalante

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils Garden and Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Peekaboo Gulch, get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and take in breathtaking views at Zebra Slot Canyon.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Escalante trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Capitol Reef National Park

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 hidden gems such as Capitol Reef National Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Step out of Capitol Reef National Park to go to Torrey and see Highway 12 Scenic Byway, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, make a trip to Grand Wash to Cassidy Arch, steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park holiday planning app.

Drive from Escalante to Capitol Reef National Park in 2 hours. October in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Vernal

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Dinosaur National Monument visitor center. There's more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vernal trip app.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Vernal takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vernal, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Salt Lake City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway and Golden Spike National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork), Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Adventure Haus (in Midway). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, stop by Harmons City Creek, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and browse the collection at Salt Lake City Public Library.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online holiday builder.

You can drive from Vernal to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Traveling from Vernal in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.