8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah route builder

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Make it your trip
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab online driving holiday planner.

San Angelo to Moab is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Angelo to Moab is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Moab when traveling from San Angelo in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): trek along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in August, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Park City Alpine Slide. Venture out of the city with trips to AQUA x ZONE (in Heber City) and Park City Mountain Resort (in Park City). There's more to do: make a trip to Kindig It Design Inc..

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Zion National Park in August, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.