57 days in Utah Itinerary

57 days in Utah Itinerary

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57 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  21​h 30​min
1
St. George
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kanab
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryce
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bluff
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Moab
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Vernal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Salt Lake City
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
St. George

St. Bring the kids along to Pioneer Park and St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Kolob Canyons. Explore St. George's surroundings by going to Zion National Park (Riverside Walk, Hidden Canyon, & more), Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin) and Springdale (Worthington Gallery, David J West Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Kayenta, take an in-depth tour of Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Temple, and make a trip to Ancestor Square.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. George online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to St. George is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Sydney to St. George, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in St. George hover around 37°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Springdale, Zion National Park, Hurricane, Washington, Snow Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 18:
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Off-Road Tours
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Snow Canyon State Park
Snow Canyon State Park

6
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Get outdoors at Zion's Main Canyon and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Kanab Heritage House Museum and Raven's Heart Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Big Water (Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, Lone Rock Beach, & more) and Zion National Park (Canyon Overlook Trail, Court of the Patriarchs, & more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Hollow Slot Canyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kanab trip planner .

You can drive from St. George to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from St. George in September, with highs in Kanab at 34°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zion National Park, Big Water, Red Hollow Slot Canyon
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
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Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

8
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Take a break from the city and head to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Red Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and Queen's Garden Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Dixie National Forest (in Cedar City), Escalante (Peekaboo Gulch & Escalante Heritage Center) and Duck Creek Village (Ice Cave & Aspen Mirror Lake).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kanab in September, with highs in Bryce at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar City, Escalante, Cannonville, Duck Creek Village
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gifford Homestead and Cove Fort Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Capitol Reef National Park and Goosenecks Overlook. Get out of town with these interesting Capitol Reef National Park side-trips: Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River) and Boulder (Anasazi State Park Museum & Circle Cliffs). There's much more to do: hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail, contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, and take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bryce to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. October in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Utah, Boulder, Fremont Indian State Park and Museum, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Goblin Valley State Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Goblin Valley State Park ©
Goblin Valley State Park

6
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Get some cultural insight at Bluff Fort Historic Site and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural Bridges National Monument and The Edge of the Cedars State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mexican Hat (Forrest Gump Point & Valley of the Gods), Monument Valley (Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Off-Road Tours, & more) and The Hideout Golf Club (in Monticello). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, take in the dramatic natural features at Little Westwater Ruin, and make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bluff trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bluff in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October; daily highs in Bluff reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Blanding, Mexican Hat, Moki Dugway, The Hideout Golf Club
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:
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Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Off-Road Tours

8
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Moab Giants and Tom Till Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Delicate Arch and Island in the Sky. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Windows, Pine Tree Arch Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, trek along Double Arch, and take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moab travel planning tool .

You can drive from Bluff to Moab in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Moab are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 23:
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

5
nights
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Utah Field House of Natural History State Park and Quarry Exhibit Hall. Explore hidden gems such as Dinosaur National Monument visitor center and McConkie Ranch. Change things up with these side-trips from Vernal: Manila (Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area & Sheep Creek Geological Loop). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the majestic nature at Red Fleet State Park, explore the striking landscape at Moonshine Arch, and take in the awesome beauty at High Uintas Wilderness Area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vernal vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Moab to Vernal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Moab in October, things will get little chillier in Vernal: highs are around 20°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jensen, Manila, High Uintas Wilderness Area
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area ©
River Rafting & Tubing

7
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.
Attractions like Joseph Smith Memorial Building and Ogden Nature Center make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Big Cottonwood Canyon and Golden Spike National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Park City (Spas, Park City Main Street Historic District, & more), Ogden (Treehouse Children's Museum, Hill Aerospace Museum, & more) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, admire the majestic nature at Antelope Island State Park, and steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vernal to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Traveling from Vernal in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogden, Park City, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Thanksgiving Point, Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 4:
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

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