8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Big Water.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Big Water

— 2 nights
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Antelope Point Marina Village, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. On the next day, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: highs in Big Water hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab travel route planner.

Getting from Big Water to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Big Water in August since evenings lows in Moab dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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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.