8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  7​h
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lexington

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 7th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route planner .

Lexington to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Find out how to plan Zion National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 11th (Wed), get great views at Inspiration Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 12th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 13th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab online tour builder .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, Moab is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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