8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moab online vacation planner.

Jacksonville to Moab is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jacksonville in July since evenings lows in Moab dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · 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. On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 90°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

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 9th (Fri): get great views at Paria View, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, hike along Angel's Landing, and then make a trip to Observation Point.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip maker.

Drive from Bryce to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City road trip tool.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Utah travel guide

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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.