8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Park City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Wilson's Arch and Mesa Arch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Negro Bill Canyon Trail and Island in the Sky. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Shafer Trail (in Canyonlands National Park) and Sand Dune Arch (in Arches National Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Double Arch, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, cruise along La Sal Mountain Loop, and hike along Balanced Rock Trail.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moab online driving holiday planner .

New York City to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Moab dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Negro Bill Canyon Trail ©
Negro Bill Canyon Trail
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail

1
night
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 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley sightseeing planner .

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, get great views at Sunset Point, and then hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Park City tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Park City by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Park City are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Salt Lake City
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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