8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum of Utah and Thanksgiving Point capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and Assembly Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden) and Park City (Park City Main Street Historic District & Spas & Wellness). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery.

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

Washington DC to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Salt Lake City. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for little chillier nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hill Aerospace Museum, Thanksgiving Point, Park City Main Street Historic District
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
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 outdoors at Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in June, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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 16th (Sun): trek along Wildcat Trail, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley route website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

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