8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hidden Canyon and Watchman Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thor's Hammer and Queen's Garden Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Wall Street and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossy Cave Trail and look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

1
day
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. On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail.

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Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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