31 days in Utah Itinerary

31 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah vacation planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Blanding
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive
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Torrey
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Windows. Step out of the city life by going to Corona Arch and Devils Garden Trailhead. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Fiery Furnace). There's still lots to do: stroll through Balanced Rock Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, head off-road at local off-road trails, and make a trip to Looking Glass Arch.

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Tampa to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Moab. Traveling from Tampa in May, you will find days in Moab are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are much colder (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally hike along Pothole Point Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blanding.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Blanding

— 2 nights
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, then make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, then immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blanding route maker website.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Blanding in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, with highs in Blanding at 87°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Blanding

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. Get outdoors at Wildcat Trail and Moki Dugway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Take a break from Monument Valley with a short trip to Valley of the Gods in Mexican Hat, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley online trip builder.

You can drive from Blanding to Monument Valley in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanab trailhead, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanab journey maker.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect nights in Kanab to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Zion National Park

— 5 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Canyon Overlook Trail and Riverside Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, hike along Watchman Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

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

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Navajo Loop Trail and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Visiting Sunset Point and Queen's Garden Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: trek along Fairyland Loop Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bryce Amphitheatre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce online trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Torrey

— 3 nights
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Capitol Reef National Park and Highway 12 Scenic Byway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Goblin Valley State Park and Little Wild Horse Canyon. Take a break from Torrey with a short trip to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area in Escalante, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Torrey trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bryce to Torrey in 2 hours. June in Torrey sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Spike National Historic Site and Salt Lake Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Big Cottonwood Canyon and Rocky Mountain Outfitters. Step out of Salt Lake City with an excursion to Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, hike along The Living Room Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City journey planner.

You can drive from Torrey to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Torrey in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.