We’ve put together a list of Utah bucket list ideas that includes things to see, do, eat & photograph! In this Utah Vacation Guide we asked our travel friends to share resources to plan a Utah vacation: travel guides, packing list, and where to stay!
There are many cities in Utah with fun things to see and do – and yummy things to taste! Be sure to grab the free printable “Utah Bucket List” at the end of this article. It includes ideas for things to see, do and taste all around the state!
We have lived in Utah for over 20 years and get to explore the state often. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or just want to take in some breathtaking scenery, there are plenty of places to visit in Utah that will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Our number one tip is to pack for the Utah weather and temperatures you’ll experience for the time you’ll be visiting! That way you’re prepared for the clothing and gear you need to enjoy the Utah vacation spots and outdoor activities around the state.
Use our Utah Packing Lists to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting any time of year. Click the image below to get all four packing lists for free!
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A Photo Tour of Utah National Parks
Take a visual tour through all five Utah National Parks to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Northern and Southern Utah
The state of Utah is usually divided into two regions: northern and southern.
Utah’s biggest cities (like Salt Lake City and Park City) are in Northern Utah. These cities provide vibrant main streets and downtown centers with night life, festivals, historic buildings and performing arts.
You’ll also find mountains, forests, lakes and reservoirs where you can hike, boat, stargaze or camp in the North.
As you head toward Southern Utah, keep in mind this area is made up of small towns with limited services.
It’s important to note where the various places to visit in Utah are located around the state. A drive from Salt Lake City in the north to any of the National Parks in the south can take 4 to 5 hours.
You’ll find all 5 Utah National Parks in Southern Utah. These parks feature red rocks, arches, hoodoos, river-carved canyons, and more!
There’s an equally stunning list of Utah State Parks and National Monuments around the state where you can enjoy hiking, biking, off-roading, canyoneering, river rafting, and more!
Utah NP Mighty 5 AUDIO TOUR
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Utah National Parks and State Parks
Use these travel guides and hiking guides to visit the stunning National and State Parks in Utah!
Utah Bucket List
To help make your trip planning easier, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of must-do activities that belong on every Utah Bucket List: things to see, do and taste all around the state! Grab the free printable by clicking the graphic below!