5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

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5 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  4​h
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
train + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Phoenix

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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 24th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City route builder .

Phoenix to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be slightly colder, around 51°F, while days are much colder, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Moab.

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Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 26th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. On the 27th (Mon), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moab day trip planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Monument Valley

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 28th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, walk around Sandstone Tours, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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