8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bluff
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moab travel planner.

Dallas to Moab is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Moab is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in October, you will find days in Moab are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are colder (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

2
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, then immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park, make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post, then get great views at Muley Point Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, and finally don't miss a visit to Sand Island Campground.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bluff trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bluff are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Bluff

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Blanding, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

3
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Highway 12 Scenic Byway. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryce: Escalante (Lower Calf Creek Falls & Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area).

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Getting from Bluff to Bryce by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bluff in October, things will get slightly colder in Bryce: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Escalante, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Red Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

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