6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Chicago Midway

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

Plan a Salt Lake City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Chicago to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Moab

— 3 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 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, Moab is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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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.