10 days in Utah & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

10 days in Utah & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Park City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 20th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get outside with Deep Desert Expeditions, and explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab travel planner.

Denver to Moab is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Monument Valley — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley journey planner.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Moab in March, plan for little chillier days in Monument Valley, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Basin National Park.
Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Great Basin National Park — 2 nights

Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Cave Lake State Park and then explore the activities along Teresa Lake. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Stella Lake, stroll through Baker Lake Trail, and then trek along Alpine Lakes Loop.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Basin National Park road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Monument Valley to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Monument Valley to Great Basin National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Monument Valley in March, expect little chillier with lows of 24°F in Great Basin National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): cruise along Zion Shuttle, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then make a trip to Observation Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Basin National Park to Zion National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Basin National Park to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Great Basin National Park in March: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Park City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Park City — 2 nights

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Park City Mountain Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling and then head outdoors with North Forty Escapes.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Park City road trip planning site.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in March, things will get slightly colder in Park City: highs are around 54°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.