8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
St. George
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum and Park City Mountain Resort will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to SeaQuest Utah (in Layton), Park City (Park City Alpine Slide & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, get outside with North Forty Escapes, and don't miss a visit to Roots of Knowledge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City travel route planner .

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Park City, North Forty Escapes, SeaQuest Utah, Roots of Knowledge, Timpanogos Cave National Monument
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Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum ©
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
SeaQuest Utah ©
SeaQuest Utah

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, and then trek along Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Moab driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Moab when traveling from Salt Lake City in November, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail ©
Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, let little ones run wild at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park, then walk around Pioneer Park, and finally stroll around Red Hills Desert Garden. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at St. George Children's Museum, stroll around Town Square Park, and then make a splash at Cedar City Aquatic Center.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St. George day trip planner .

You can drive from Moab to St. George in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moab in November, with highs in St. George at 63°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Cedar City Aquatic Center
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Thunder Junction All Abilities Park ©
St. George Children's Museum ©
St. George Children's Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

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