8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tampa

1
night
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 8th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner .

Tampa to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in July, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (97°F), and nights are slightly colder (67°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop

1
night
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Uintah County Heritage Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of McConkie Ranch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vernal trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Vernal by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Vernal reach 91°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goosenecks Overlook, then admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and finally steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, then hike along Grand Wash Trail, and then make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Torrey using our trip planner.

You can drive from Vernal to Torrey in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Vernal in July, expect Torrey to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

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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 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park holiday planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Torrey to Zion National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Torrey in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trek along Wildcat Trail, and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexican Hat day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Mexican Hat with the Route module. July in Mexican Hat sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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