8 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Moab
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Devils Garden Trailhead and Castle Valley. Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Landscape Arch. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and trek along Park Avenue Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moab day trip planning site.

Detroit to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Moab is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Detroit, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Landscape Arch
4.8

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Wildcat Trail, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley road trip planning site.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Wildcat Trail
4.7

2
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest and then trek along Rim Trail.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Rim Trail
5.0
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Must see
Hermit's Rest
4.4

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City road trip website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 81°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Salt Lake Temple
4.5
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Religious Site
Temple Square
4.6

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