12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bluff
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip tool .

Seattle to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
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2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moab visit website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bluff: Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, & more) and Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway and stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bluff travel route planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. April in Bluff sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Bluff

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and then stop by Ruby's Inn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bluff to Bryce takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bluff in April, with highs in Bryce at 56°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Ruby's Inn
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Springdale (David J West Gallery & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, trek along The Narrows, don't miss a visit to Observation Point, and stroll through Angel's Landing.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce to Zion National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in April, with highs in Zion National Park at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Springdale
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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