11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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St. George
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanksville
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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St. George

— 1 night
St. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site and then have fun and explore at St. George Children's Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George road trip planning website.

Boston to St. George is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to St. George is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in St. George at 97°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunset Point, Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planning tool.

You can drive from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from St. George in August, things will get colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Capitol Reef National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hanksville.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Hanksville

— 1 night
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head outdoors with Moonscape Overlook, then explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Little Egypt Geologic Site.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanksville road trip planner.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Hanksville in an hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in August; daily highs in Hanksville reach 92°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Hanksville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Delicate Arch has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Pothole Arch, explore the striking landscape at Windows, then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and finally explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hanksville to Arches National Park takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Pothole Point Trail, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook, and finally stroll through White Rim Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park vacation builder site.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. August in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion's Main Canyon, Zion National Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, hike along The Narrows, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and finally hike along Riverside Walk.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 54°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Utah travel guide

4.8
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.