11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Salt Lake City International Airport, Fly to Durham



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Make the 19th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch.

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Durham to Moab is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Moab. Traveling from Durham in July, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 97°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. On the 22nd (Thu), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 90°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Family-friendly places like The Narrows and Angel's Landing will thrill your kids. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails


— 3 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.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail, and look for gifts at Ruby's Inn.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryce road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Bryce at 81°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Midway.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips


— 1 night
Midway is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. On the 29th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Wasatch Mountain State Park and then trot along with Rocky Mountain Outfitters.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Midway travel route planner.

Getting from Bryce to Midway by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Bryce in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Midway, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Midway

Tours · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · National Parks
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.