35 days in Utah Itinerary

35 days in Utah Itinerary

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35 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
1
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bluff
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bryce
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Deer Valley Resort and Big Cottonwood Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Fishing Charters & Tours), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Resort (in Alta). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Little Cottonwood Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, explore the striking landscape at Rock Canyon, and hike along Mount Timpanogos Trails.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Salt Lake City. In April, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Park City, Springville Museum of Art, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah, Mount Timpanogos Trails
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Alta Ski Resort ©
Alta Ski Resort

6
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky, & more) and Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Fiery Furnace). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moab travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In April in Moab, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

4
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bluff: Monument Valley (Wildcat Trail, Photography Tours, & more) and Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grand Gulch Primitive Area, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bluff trip maker .

Getting from Moab to Bluff by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Bluff, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Utah, Natural Bridges National Monument
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Off-Road Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Little Wild Horse Canyon and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Capitol Reef National Park: Factory Butte (in Caineville), Fishlake National Forest (in Richfield) and Hanksville (Hollow Mountain & Moonscape Overlook). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , tour the pleasant surroundings at The Frying Pan Trail, admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bluff in April: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanksville, Factory Butte, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Fishlake National Forest, Little Wild Horse Canyon
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

5
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Bryce

Bryce ©
Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Rim Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Peekaboo Gulch (in Escalante).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bryce online visit planner .

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bryce can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Panguitch, Peekaboo Gulch, Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Squaw Trail. Explore Kanab's surroundings by going to Big Water (Coyote Buttes & Paria Canyon Wilderness Area). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, get a taste of the local shopping with Raven's Heart Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library, and see Off-Road Tours.

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

Drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. In April, Kanab is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Big Water, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon

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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 outdoors at Zion National Park and Canyon Overlook Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Zion National Park: Springdale (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & David J West Gallery). There's lots more to do: trek along The Narrows, tour the pleasant surroundings at W Rim Trail, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and explore the striking landscape of East Rim Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Springdale
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail

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