8 days in Salt Lake City, Moab & Kanab Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City, Moab & Kanab Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Kanab
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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City

— 1 day

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 23rd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route website.

Newark to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 26th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In October, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Kanab

— 3 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Zion National Park (Angel's Landing, Zion National Park, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Kanab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kanab, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Kanab to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Kanab in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 68°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks