8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Narrows.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Kansas City to Zion National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Zion National Park. Traveling from Kansas City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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 18th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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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.
Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Turret Arch). On the 19th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 20th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Moab at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then appreciate the history behind Brigham Young Monument and Meridian Marker, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
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