5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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Start: West Des Moines
Drive + Fly:  6 h
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: West Des Moines

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night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery and then grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab online road trip planner.

West Des Moines to Moab is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from West Des Moines to Moab, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from West Des Moines in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead, stroll through Delicate Arch, thendon't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and finally trek along Double Arch.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park journey maker tool.

Drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 16th (Thu): trek along The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arches National Park in July since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Salt Lake City

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

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You can fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 70°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

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