31 days in Utah Itinerary

31 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah travel route planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. Make the 2nd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, stroll through Double Arch, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moab trip planning app.

New York City to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 97°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Canyonlands National Park is known for nature, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, explore the stunning scenery at Cataract Canyon, get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, and explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. August in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 4 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Monument Valley: Bluff (Bluff Fort Historic Site & Cow Canyon Trading Post) and Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., stroll around Sandstone Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley itinerary planner.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August, expect Monument Valley to be a bit cooler, temps between 87°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Scenic Byway 12 (in Escalante) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Canyon Trail Rides, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Bryce at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Cedar City

— 3 nights
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Change things up with these side-trips from Cedar City: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale), Aspen Mirror Lake (in Duck Creek Village) and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, make a splash at Cedar City Aquatic Center, examine the collection at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, and make a trip to Cascade Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cedar City trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bryce to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in August, with highs in Cedar City at 87°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Observation Point, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cedar City to Zion National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wasatch Mountains (in Sundance), Midway (Rocky Mountain Outfitters & ATV & Off-Road Tours) and Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, head outdoors with North Forty Escapes, take a memorable drive along Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, and take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City road trip planning app.

Fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 67°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.