5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Zion National Park
— 1 night



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Arches National Park. On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online vacation maker.

Los Angeles to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.