5 days in Utah Itinerary

5 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Salt Lake City International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, trek along Arches National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, then look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Moab route planning site.

Washington DC to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier nights in Moab, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coalville.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Coalville is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Summit county courthouse, then stroll through Backcountry Snowmobiling, and then get outside with North Forty Escapes.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coalville trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Coalville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in April, with highs in Coalville at 58°F and lows at 29°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Coalville

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side 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.