8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  10 h
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Moab
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Train:  10 h
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zion National Park using our trip planner.

Philadelphia to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Zion National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
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 22nd (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, thenhike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

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

1
night
Monument Valley

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 23rd (Wed): 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 traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley road trip site.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 81°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moab road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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