27 days in Utah Itinerary

27 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Las Vegas, Shuttle to Springdale
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Springdale
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 6 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
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Springdale

— 3 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Attractions like Zion Jeep Tours and Angel's Landing make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Joy Craft & Design, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Springdale day trip site.

Sacramento to Springdale is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Springdale when traveling from Sacramento in June, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Kanab

— 3 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Off-Road Tours. When in Kanab, make a side trip to see Coyote Buttes in Big Water, approximately Big Water away. The adventure continues: trek along Squaw Trail, explore the striking landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), and walk around Jacob Hamblin Park.

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You can drive from Springdale to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bryce

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bryce: Escalante (Scenic Byway 12, Peekaboo Gulch, &more) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, and surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bryce travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. In June, Bryce is a bit cooler than Kanab - with highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat) and Goosenecks State Park (in Blanding). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stroll around Sandstone Tours, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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Traveling by car from Bryce to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in June; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Bring the kids along to Arches National Park and Climbing Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to White Rim Road (in Canyonlands National Park) and Fiery Furnace (in Arches National Park). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Looking Glass Arch, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyonlands National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Moab is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Temple Square and Rocky Mountain Outfitters. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail (in Park City), Heber City (Uinta National Forest & Commemorative Airforce Museum) and Doughnut Falls (in North Salt Lake). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, stroll through Mount Timpanogos Trails, and make a trip to Roots of Knowledge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · 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.