21 days in Utah Itinerary

21 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Tucson

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Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City planner.

Tucson to Salt Lake City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, things will get little chillier in Salt Lake City: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Inspiration Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kanab

— 3 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale) and Maynard Dixon Living History Museum (in Mount Carmel). There's still lots to do: stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Kanab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, then explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, then take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, and finally trek along Wildcat Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planning site.

Drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Arches National Park, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Canyonlands National Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 4 hours. In October in Moab, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.