10 days in Utah Itinerary

10 days in Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Park City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cannonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Jose

1
day
Park City

Park City ©
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.
On the 30th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, then fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gorgoza Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Park City road trip planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Park City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Park City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Jose in December, with highs in Park City at 1°C and lows at -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Gorgoza Park ©
Gorgoza Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Park City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Park City in December, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Cannonville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Cannonville

Cannonville ©
Cannonville is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and finally admire the majestic nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Plan a trip to Cannonville easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Cannonville. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect Cannonville to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Cannonville

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, then explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Big Water fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cannonville to Big Water by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Cannonville in January, you will find days in Big Water are somewhat warmer (8°C), and nights are warmer (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

1
night
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 4th (Fri): cruise along Moki Dugway, then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mexican Hat online visit planner .

Drive from Big Water to Mexican Hat in 3 hours. Traveling from Big Water in January, things will get little chillier in Mexican Hat: highs are around 3°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch. Keep things going the next day: trek along Park Avenue Trail, then hike along Balanced Rock Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Moab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mexican Hat to Moab by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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