60 days in Utah Itinerary

60 days in Utah Itinerary

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60 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canyonlands National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mexican Hat
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kanab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Escalante
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Capitol Reef National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Vernal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Toronto

8
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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 Landscape Arch and Devils Garden Trailhead. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Windows, Delicate Arch, & more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books, see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, and appreciate the views at Castle Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moab trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Moab is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Moab is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Moab hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

6
nights
Canyonlands National Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mesa Arch and The Hideout Golf Club. There's still lots to do: get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at The Needles, hike along Shafer Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Hideout Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

3
nights
Mexican Hat

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexican Hat trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Mexican Hat in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

8
nights
Zion National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Observation Point and Pioneer Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Zion National Park: Zion Rock & Mountain Guides (in Springdale), Cedar City (Cascade Falls & Dixie National Forest) and Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site (in St. George). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Mexican Hat to Zion National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. 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

Side Trips

Cedar City, St. George, Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest

5
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Paria River Canyon. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), contemplate the long history of Old Paria, explore the activities along Lake Powell, and take in breathtaking views at Buckskin Gulch.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanab online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Photography Tours
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) ©

8
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Queen's Garden Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Kodachrome Basin State Park in Cannonville (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point, contemplate the long history of Cove Fort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossy Cave Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kanab in October: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Natural Bridge, Cove Fort Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

3
nights
Escalante

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devils Garden and Peekaboo Gulch. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, take an in-depth tour of Escalante Heritage Center, take in breathtaking views at Zebra Slot Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spooky Gulch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Escalante trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 2 hours. October in Escalante sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devils Garden ©
Devils Garden
Spooky Gulch ©
Spooky Gulch
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

7
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Highway 12 Scenic Byway and Little Wild Horse Canyon. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Capitol Reef National Park . There's still lots to do: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, hike along Goosenecks Overlook, make a trip to Grand Wash to Cassidy Arch, and stroll through Capitol Gorge Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Escalante to Capitol Reef National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Escalante in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Little Wild Horse Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Fremont Petroglyphs ©
Fremont Petroglyphs
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

3
nights
Vernal

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. Explore hidden gems such as Dinosaur National Monument visitor center and Utah Field House of Natural History State Park. Step out of Vernal with an excursion to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Manila--about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vernal trip builder .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Vernal takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October, expect nights in Vernal to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area ©
River Rafting & Tubing

8
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork), Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Park City (Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse, Park City Museum, & more). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Golden Spike. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, stop by Harmons City Creek, and get lost in a book at Salt Lake City Public Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Vernal to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vernal in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Bridal Veil Falls, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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