8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah vacation 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
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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 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab road trip tool.

Jacksonville to Moab is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jacksonville in March, things will get slightly colder in Moab: highs are around 62°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · 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 17th (Wed): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip maker.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in March: highs in Monument Valley hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) 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 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in March; daily highs in Bryce reach 49°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, trek along Angel's Landing, and then get great views at Observation Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in March, with highs in Zion National Park at 64°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 38°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
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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.