40 days in Utah Itinerary

40 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
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Moab
— 7 nights
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Bluff
— 5 nights
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Hanksville
— 2 nights
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Bryce
— 6 nights
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Kanab
— 5 nights
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Washington
— 2 nights
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— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 6 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.
Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Park City (Fishing Charters & Tours, Park City Main Street Historic District, &more), Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple) and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Moab

— 7 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Canyonlands National Park (Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, &more) and Arches National Park (Wolfe Ranch & Delicate Arch). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In August in Moab, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Bluff

— 5 nights
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Explore Bluff's surroundings by going to Mexican Hat (Valley of the Gods & Muley Point Overlook), Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding) and Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, and take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bluff trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bluff takes 2 hours. In September in Bluff, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanksville.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanksville

— 2 nights
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. On the 12th (Sat), head outdoors with Moonscape Overlook, then take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, then contemplate the long history of The Wolverton Mill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hollow Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Little Egypt Geologic Site and then explore the stunning scenery at Leprechaun Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanksville online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bluff to Hanksville takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hanksville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Hanksville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Explore Bryce's surroundings by going to Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante). The adventure continues: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Inspiration Point, stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop, and admire all the interesting features of Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hanksville to Bryce in 3 hours. In September, Bryce is slightly colder than Hanksville - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 5 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Big Water (Coyote Buttes & Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, walk around Jacob Hamblin Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Squaw Trail, and trek along Yellow Rock Trail.

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Getting from Bryce to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in September, with highs in Kanab at 34°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Washington

— 2 nights
Washington is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum, then walk around Pioneer Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Temple, immerse yourself in nature at Snow Canyon State Park, and then stop by Zia Pottery Studio.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Washington in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington when traveling from Kanab in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Washington

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along The Narrows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington to Zion National Park takes an hour. In September, Zion National Park is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 34°C and lows of 10°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.