8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), get great views at Observation Point.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online travel route planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): get great views at Paria View, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

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night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 4th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and then head outdoors with Indigo Day Hikes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Escalante travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then stroll around Sandstone Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Escalante to Monument Valley takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Escalante in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, then grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and finally stroll through Moab Brand Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and then trek along Hidden Valley Trail.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moab online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lions Park ©
Lions Park
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers

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