Rugged landscapes, secluded, wild-west towns and modern cities, Utah is a diverse state full of wonder. There’s plenty to explore in Utah, including remarkable natural landmarks, impressive National Parks and thrilling outdoor recreation.
Explore the best of Utah with these recommended tour itineraries
We’ve delved into the holiday offering from a number of our favourite travel experts to find what we think are the best trips you can book to immerse yourself in the majesty of the “Beehive State”.
UTAH MIGHTY FIVE® AND BEYOND
This suggested 14 night itinerary takes in the truly stunning sights of Utah’s incredible national parks and gives plenty of opportunities for exploring and activities in the great outdoors beyond.
CYCLE UTAH: BRYCE & ZION
NATIONAL PARKS ESCORTED
Combine cycling, stunning rugged landscapes and laidback outdoor life and you get some of the best that Southern Utah has to offer on this 6 day itinerary. There’s even an e-bike option available.
GLAMPING THE GRAND CIRCLE
The Grand Circle 15 day road trip reveals some of Utah and Arizona’s most stunning scenery and allows you to experience some of the nation’s best national parks within one adventure.
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER USA ROCKIES
TO THE RED ROCKS EXPLORER ESCORTED
The famous Rocky Mountaineer now features a stunning rail route through the American Rockies between Moab in Utah and Denver in Colorado. This 6 night tour combines coach and rail.
Marvel at the iconic canyonlands of the American Southwest including the unspoilt beauty of the red rock deserts, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon in style on this 7 day escorted coach tour.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE
GREAT AMERICAN WEST SELF-DRIVE
This great 22 day self-drive itinerary commencing and ending in Salt Lake City invites you to discover off the beaten path of Utah and beyond exploring some of the most incredible landscapes of America
Introducing Under Canvas Upscale Tents in Utah
What experience can be more magical than sleeping outdoors and under the stars? Enjoy waking up to the sights, sounds, and smells of nature in one of the Under Canvas incredible outdoor locations in Utah.
Awarded one of the ‘Top 15 Resort Hotels in the West’ by Travel + Leisure, and ‘Top 20 Resorts in the US – Pacific Northwest & West’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Under Canvas Moab lies just 7 miles north of Moab near Utah’s famed Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.
Recognized in ‘Top 20 Resorts in the US – Pacific Northwest & West’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Under Canvas Zion is located upon 196-acres of remote desert terrain just 20 miles from the entrance to Zion National Park and the charming town of Springdale.
Just 14 miles from the main Lake Powell Marina, Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase is Perched on a Canyon Rim Plateau with its own on-site slot canyon and sweeping views right outside your tent, there are endless unique experiences waiting for you here.
Set upon 750 acres of high mountain plains and 15 minutes from the national park, Under Canvas Bryce Canyon offers upscale accommodations with expansive views of John’s Valley—including Mount Dutton and Adams Head to the west and Utah’s red rocks to the east.
Let us inspire you…
Utah’s national parks feature some of the most astonishing landscapes in the world. But other lands in Utah promise just as much allure, including state parks, and national monuments and recreations areas.
Utah is all about outdoor recreation and is known for many amazing outdoor activities set in mesmerising locations. If you’re seeking an active trip of hiking or backpacking, Utah has countless options.
Dark Sky Adventures
Of the vast amount of certified International Dark Sky Parks and Communities that are part of a catalogue of the finest dark skies in the world, the highest concentration are in Utah.
Food & Drink
Experience can’t-miss eateries and bars and breweries. Utah has long been famed for outstanding beauty and natural wonders, but it’s time to get to know the tastier side of travelling in Utah.
When to explore…
- The best time to visit Utah is during the months of April to June and August to October. These months ensure you’ll either witness the state coming into bloom or see the fall colours appearing
- July and Augusts temperatures can hit highs between 33-35°C while winter months will experience sub-zero temperatures
- The peak summer season has visitors head to the water for recreational activities on Lake Powell or the cooler wilderness of Utah’s northern parts
- Ski season starts from mid-November and runs until April
- While late summer are the hottest months, July to September are most likely to see heavier rains by way of the occasional afternoon thunderstorm
Watch the Utah
National Parks video
Visit five iconic national parks, and countless unexplored worlds between. Each park anchors a travel region that beckons travellers to immerse themselves in not only the iconic national park, but the state parks, national monuments and small towns that weave texture into Southern Utah.
Confessions of a Globetrotter blog:
Bryce Canyon – The Lowdown for Exploring This Incredible Utah National Park
“Utah is famous for its Mighty Five National Parks, and they are among the most visited in the United States. Each park is spectacular in its own right, and Utah visitors should try to visit them all. But what is the single-most impressive site within these five parks? I would easily choose the Bryce Amphitheatre in Bryce Canyon National Park.”