8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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Monument Valley
— 1 night
2
Moab
— 2 nights
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights


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1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley road trip planning website.

Philadelphia to Monument Valley is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Monument Valley. Expect little chillier evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

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 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

Start your trip to Moab by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In September in Moab, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and then make a trip to Independence Pass.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aspen online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Moab in September, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

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