5 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

5 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bluff
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moab road trip planning website .

Indianapolis to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Moab is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Indianapolis in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Island in the Sky, Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, delve into the distant past at 16 Room Cliff House, then don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, then stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

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You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Bluff reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Cow Canyon Trading Post ©
Cow Canyon Trading Post

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. In June, Capitol Reef National Park is a bit cooler than Bluff - with highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground