60 days in Utah Itinerary

60 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Cortez Municipal Airport, Drive to Blanding
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Blanding
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 11 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 7 nights
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Torrey
— 6 nights
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Bryce
— 7 nights
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Kanab
— 6 nights
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St. George
— 7 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 9 nights
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Blanding

— 3 nights
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Step out of Blanding with an excursion to Comb Ridge in Bluff--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, see the interesting displays at The Dinosaur Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Huck's Museum and Trading Post.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Blanding online sightseeing planner.

Valparaiso to Blanding is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Valparaiso to Blanding, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in May, you will find days in Blanding are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are much colder (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monument Valley: Mexican Hat (Forrest Gump Point & Muley Point Overlook). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, and examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blanding to Monument Valley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 11 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Pine Tree Arch Trail, Windows, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip app.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park

— 7 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.
Take a break from Canyonlands National Park with a short trip to Leprechaun Canyon in Hanksville, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, and trek along Confluence Overlook Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Torrey

— 6 nights
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), Hanksville (The Wolverton Mill & Hollow Mountain) and Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Capitol Reef National Park . There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, trek along Chimney Rock Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and contemplate the long history of Cove Fort Historic Site.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torrey road trip planning site.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Torrey in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May: high temperatures in Torrey hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce

— 7 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 find plenty of places to visit near Bryce: Escalante (Escalante Interagency Visitor Center & Scenic Byway 12). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Inspiration Point, stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce visit planner.

Drive from Torrey to Bryce in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bryce are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kanab

— 6 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Zion National Park (Angel's Landing, Observation Point, &more) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in June: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 94°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. George.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

St. George

— 7 nights
St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. George: Zion National Park (Kolob Canyons, Timber Creek Overlook Trail, &more), Springdale (Worthington Gallery, David J West Gallery, &more) and Cedar City (Artisans Gallery, Veterans Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll around Town Square Park, steep yourself in history at Jacob Hamlin Home, and admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. George route website.

You can drive from Kanab to St. George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in St. George when traveling from Kanab in June, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 9 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: Doughnut Falls (in North Salt Lake), Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork) and Ogden (Utah State Railroad Museum, Skyline Trail, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, stroll around Liberty Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

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

Fly from St. George to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from St. George in June; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 89°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.