7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab journey planner.

Denver to Moab is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Moab is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On your second day here, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online trip builder.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.