8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 30​min
1
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
St. George

St. George ©
St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Temple.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to St. George is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: highs in St. George hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snow Canyon State Park
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St. George Temple ©
St. George Temple
Snow Canyon State Park ©
Snow Canyon State Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Farview Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from St. George in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 30°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Sunrise Point ©
Sunrise Point

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and finally admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexican Hat tour planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Mexican Hat in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Mexican Hat reach 36°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Bluff Fort Historic Site, Goosenecks State Park
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Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and then make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moab trip maker app .

You can drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexican Hat in June: high temperatures in Moab hover around 41°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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