20 days in Utah & Disney Itinerary

20 days in Utah & Disney Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to Tulsa International Airport, Drive to Disney
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Disney
— 2 nights
Drive to Tulsa International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, and finally take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online trip maker.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Salt Lake City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyon Overlook Trail and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: get great views at Observation Point and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Denny's Wigwam, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kanab route builder.

Getting from Zion National Park to Kanab by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kanab can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Bryce

— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bryce: Kodachrome Basin State Park (in Cannonville) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). There's still lots to do: get great views at Sunrise Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryce trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in August, things will get little chillier in Bryce: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 3 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Goosenecks State Park. Take a break from Monument Valley with a short trip to Bluff Fort Historic Site in Bluff, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and cruise along Moki Dugway.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley day trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in August, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Double Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch, Windows, &more). On the 31st (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip maker site.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. September in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Disney.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Disney

— 2 nights
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. On the 4th (Sun), play a few rounds at Shangri-La, then see the interesting displays at Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Afton Station Packard Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Pensacola Dam, then identify plant and animal life at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park, and then make a trip to Will Rogers Archway.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Disney trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canyonlands National Park to Disney. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park to Disney, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Disney when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Disney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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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.