8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
— 3 nights
St. George
— 2 nights


Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Moab day trip app.

Phoenix to Moab is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Moab reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

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You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce.
Parks · Nature

Bryce — 3 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.
Visiting Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Navajo Loop Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunset Point and Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Red Canyon Trail Rides.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, with highs in Bryce at 81°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to St. George.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

St. George — 2 nights

St. On the 11th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. George Temple and then contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. George road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bryce to St. George takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in July, you will find days in St. George are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are much hotter (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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.