11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Monument Valley
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Salt Lake City


Moab — 3 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, head outdoors with Deep Desert Expeditions, see Off-Road Tours, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip planner.

Richmond to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Richmond to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.
Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

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. On the 17th (Sat), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley online journey maker.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bryce.
Tours · Nature · Parks

Bryce — 2 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get great views at Sunset Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Bryce online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 4.5 hours. In September, Bryce is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.
Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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.
To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Salt Lake City. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Utah travel guide

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.