8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Bluff
— 1 night

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Monument Basin. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Orlando to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Canyonlands National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Canyonlands National Park hover around 38°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Monument Basin ©
Monument Basin
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Moab

Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage and Gallery Moab LCA. Take a break from the city and head to Castle Valley and Delicate Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Tunnel Arch, Windows, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, take an unforgettable tour with Pinnacle Helicopters, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and stroll through Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moab online tour builder.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Windows
Windows
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Skydive Moab ©
Skydive Moab

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Capitol Reef National Park when traveling from Moab in December, with lows around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bluff route planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bluff takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bluff when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in December, with lows around 20°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bluff

Historic Sites
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Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site