6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah holiday planner

Make it your trip
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Monument Valley
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to San Diego


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 12th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route tool.

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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours


— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Family-friendly places like Arches National Park and Deep Desert Expeditions will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

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.