5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 3 nights
Salt Lake City
— 1 night



— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with a short trip to Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park (about 36 minutes away). On the 14th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 15th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moab road trip planner.

Houston to Moab is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 (Thu), don't miss a visit to Kindig It Design Inc., then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are little chillier (89°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

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.