9 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

9 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

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9 days in Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
End: Las Vegas

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 3rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): hike along Turret Arch, admire all the interesting features of Delicate Arch, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Moab day trip website .

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In October, daytime highs in Moab are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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 5th (Sat): trek along Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hike along The Narrows. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, make a trip to The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planning site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

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