8 days in Syracuse, Utah & Salinas Itinerary

8 days in Syracuse, Utah & Salinas Itinerary

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— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
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Drive to St George Regional Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Salinas
— 2 nights


Syracuse — 1 night

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 23rd (Mon), trek along Baltimore Woods Nature Center.

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San Francisco to Syracuse is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Syracuse is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moab.
Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arches National Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab tour site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Syracuse to Moab takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Syracuse to Moab. May in Moab sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryce.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Bryce — 1 night

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get great views at Sunrise Point, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, then hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally get outside with Red Canyon Trail Rides.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Bryce to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Springdale.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Side Trip

Springdale — 1 night

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 28th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Zion Jeep Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Springdale road trip planning site.

Getting from Bryce to Springdale by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce in May, expect Springdale to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salinas.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Salinas — 2 nights

Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari, learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salinas road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Springdale to Salinas. The time zone difference when traveling from Springdale to Salinas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Springdale in May, plan for little chillier days in Salinas, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.