12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
2
Springdale
— 3 nights
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
4
Moab
— 4 nights

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Paria View, thentrek along Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, hike along Rim Trail, thenget great views at Inspiration Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Buffalo to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. 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 Buffalo to Bryce Canyon National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buffalo in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

3
nights
Springdale

Springdale
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Go for a jaunt from Springdale to Zion National Park to see Zion National Park about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Observation Point, take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, shop like a local with Worthington Gallery, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Springdale online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Springdale takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Springdale hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park
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Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Monument Valley

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. On the 24th (Sun), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley vacation builder tool.

Getting from Springdale to Monument Valley by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab tour planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Moab are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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