31 days in Utah Itinerary

31 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Springdale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 22nd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moab tour planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Moab is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Brussels in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Canyonlands National Park side-trips: Off-Road & ATV Trails (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Blanding (Utah State Route 95 & Hite Crossing Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, get great views at Green River Overlook, explore the activities along Cataract Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at White Crack.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park online holiday maker.

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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. Step out of Monument Valley to go to Mexican Hat and see Muley Point Overlook, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cruise along Moki Dugway, and see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 4 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanab: Red Canyon (in Panguitch), Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Kolob Canyons (in Zion National Park). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kanab driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Kanab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Springdale

— 4 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, see Zion Jeep Tours, look for gifts at Zion Rock & Gem, and explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Canyon.

To plan Springdale vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Kanab to Springdale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. May in Springdale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Bryce

— 5 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: Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Escalante (Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Peekaboo Gulch, &more). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Fairyland Loop Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. Traveling from Springdale in May, things will get slightly colder in Bryce: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 4 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: Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple), Ogden (Hill Aerospace Museum & Skyline Trail) and Climbing Tours (in Park City). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Church History Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City road trip tool.

Drive from Bryce to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. In May, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer than Bryce - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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.