8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner
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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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St. George
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park — 1 night

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch.

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Boston to Arches National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Arches National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in May, expect nights in Arches National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bryce.
Nature · Parks

Bryce — 2 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides, then hike along Fairyland Loop Trail, and then gear up at Ruby's Inn. Keep things going the next day: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and then hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bryce road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce takes 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanab.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Kanab — 1 night

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and then stop by Denny's Wigwam.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanab online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. George.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

St. George — 2 nights

St. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then make a trip to St. George Temple.

For reviews and other tourist information, read St. George planner.

You can drive from Kanab to St. George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kanab in May; daily highs in St. George reach 83°F and lows reach 57°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Fri).
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.