12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Salt Lake City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 2nd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 4th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moab itinerary maker website.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Moab are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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Monument Valley

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanab: Natural Bridge (in Bryce), Springdale (Joy Craft & Design, David J West Gallery, &more) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Fairyland Loop Trail & Inspiration Point). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, trek along Angel's Landing, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In May in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Utah travel guide

4.7
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.