21 days in Utah Itinerary

21 days in Utah Itinerary

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21 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Vernal
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bluff
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cedar City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Denver

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Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 7th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Western Heritage Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vernal trip planner.

Denver to Vernal is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. September in Vernal sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
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Western Heritage Museum ©
Western Heritage Museum

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Delicate Arch and Climbing Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mesa Arch and Island in the Sky. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace, Pothole Arch, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Potash Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, hike along Double Arch, and stop by The T Shirt Shop.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moab travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vernal in September, with highs in Moab at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
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Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

3
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Get in touch with nature at Natural Bridges National Monument and Moki Dugway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Pioneer Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bluff: Monument Valley (Horseback Riding Tours & Photography Tours). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bluff online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Blanding, Moki Dugway
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Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Off-Road Tours
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
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.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park . On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Goosenecks Overlook and then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, Capitol Reef National Park is a bit cooler than Bluff - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

4
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Visiting Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Highway 12 Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Navajo Loop Trail and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. Take a break from Bryce with a short trip to Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, about 32 minutes away.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryce road trip app .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. September in Bryce sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Ruby's Inn, Red Canyon
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, and finally admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

Plan trip to Kanab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in September, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

4
nights
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 outdoors at Zion's Main Canyon and Temple of Sinawava Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyon Overlook Trail and Court of the Patriarchs. When in Zion National Park, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Springdale, approximately Springdale away. The adventure continues: hike along Watchman Trail, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Kolob Canyons ©
Kolob Canyons
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs

1
night
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about winemaking at IG Winery, explore the stunning scenery at Dixie National Forest, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cedar City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Cedar City takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cedar City: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Wineries
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Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest

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