44 days in Utah Itinerary

44 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
1
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Escalante
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
9
Washington
— 1 night
Drive
10
Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

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. Go for a jaunt from Monument Valley to Mexican Hat to see Muley Point Overlook about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip website.

New York City to Monument Valley is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Monument Valley due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Monument Valley are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Bike Fiend, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moab online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in June; daily highs in Moab reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canyonlands National Park: Blanding (Hite Crossing Bridge & Utah State Route 95). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, explore the stunning scenery at The Needles, get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, and get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 5 nights
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Capitol Reef National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and get outside with Notom Road Scenic Backway.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Capitol Reef National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Escalante

— 4 nights
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Escalante is known for nature, scenic drive, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Scenic Byway 12, take a memorable drive along The Hogback, explore the stunning scenery at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Calf Creek Falls.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Escalante road trip site.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante in 2 hours. In July in Escalante, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kanab

— 4 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Brian Head Peak Observation (in Brian Head), Springdale (Joy Craft & Design, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, hike along Red Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Nautilus Rock.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanab route planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, Kanab is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Zion National Park with an excursion to Off-Road Tours in Hurricane--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Washington.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Washington

— 1 night
Washington is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Zion Shooting Experience, make a trip to License Plate Pole, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington trip maker app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Washington in an hour. In July, Washington is a bit warmer than Zion National Park - with highs of 100°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Washington

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: North Forty Escapes (in Oakley), Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City journey planner.

You can drive from Washington to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Washington in July, expect Salt Lake City to be slightly colder, temps between 95°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

4.8
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.