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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park 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. Traveling from Philadelphia to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

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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. On the 23rd (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley holiday planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 24th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, thenview the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab day trip tool.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

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

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