6 days in Moab, Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

6 days in Moab, Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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6 days in Moab, Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  8​h
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
End: Phoenix

1
night
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip website .

Phoenix to Moab is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. In October, Moab is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Moab in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
nights
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 7th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then immerse yourself in nature at Antelope Island State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Salt Lake City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In October, Salt Lake City is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antelope Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park

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