8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coalville
— 1 night
Drive
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St. George
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Visit Temple Square and The Tabernacle for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. Step out of Salt Lake City with an excursion to Alta Ski Area in Alta--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salt Lake City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Salt Lake City at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Coalville.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coalville

— 1 night
Coalville is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Summit county courthouse and then stroll through Backcountry Snowmobiling.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Coalville route site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Coalville by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, expect Coalville to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to St. George.

Things to do in Coalville

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

St. George

— 2 nights
St. On the 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pine Valley Chapel, contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Tabernacle, then see the interesting displays at St. George Children's Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Snow Canyon State Park, delve into the distant past at Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, then contemplate the long history of Jacob Hamlin Home, and finally make a trip to St. George Historic Downtown.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. George travel route planning website.

Drive from Coalville to St. George in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Coalville in January, plan for a bit warmer days in St. George, with highs around 13°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 26th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. George in January: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 2°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.