8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 3 nights
Monument Valley
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Las Vegas, Fly to San Diego



— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 19th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moab online trip builder.

San Diego to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Diego to Moab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect colder with lows of 38°F in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours


— 3 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Springdale: Zion National Park (Zion National Park & Zion's Main Canyon). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Worthington Gallery, hike along Angel's Landing, and view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Springdale trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Springdale in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.