8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

2
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 7th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Moab LCA, take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, and then look and learn at RedRock Astronomy. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab holiday website .

Dallas to Moab is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Moab due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in April; daily highs in Moab reach 67°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Gallery Moab LCA ©
Gallery Moab LCA

1
night
Monument Valley

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 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monument Valley using our trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Moqui Cave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab travel planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanab Heritage House Musuem ©
Kanab Heritage House Musuem
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

2
nights
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.
Temple Square and Natural History Museum of Utah are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Hill Aerospace Museum and Thanksgiving Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Park City Museum) and American Fork Canyon (in American Fork). There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Salt Lake City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kanab to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Kanab, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Park City, Hill Aerospace Museum, American Fork Canyon, Thanksgiving Point
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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