8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley day trip planning tool .

Birmingham to Monument Valley is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Monument Valley. When traveling from Birmingham in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Monument Valley, with highs around 41°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moab road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Monument Valley in December since evenings lows in Moab dip to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. December in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from 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 see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park online vacation builder .

Drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 2 hours. In December in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 7th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the natural beauty at Washington Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Canyonlands National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in December, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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