8 days in Salt Lake City, Moab & Hanksville Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City, Moab & Hanksville Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Hanksville
— 1 night
Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to Columbus

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Salt Lake City

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Park City Mountain Resort (in Park City). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and stroll through Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planning website.

Columbus to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in March, with highs in Salt Lake City at 58°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see Off-Road Tours, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab travel route planning website.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, plan for little chillier nights in Moab, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hanksville.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Hanksville

— 1 night
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Leprechaun Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanksville route builder website.

You can drive from Moab to Hanksville in 2 hours. March in Hanksville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanksville

Nature · Parks

Side Trip