6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to San Diego

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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

San Diego to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get great views at Paria View, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 2 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 26th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moab journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

4.7
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.