9 days in Utah & Wausau Itinerary

9 days in Utah & Wausau Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Park City
— 1 night
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Drive to Salt Lake City International Airport, Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Wausau
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Wausau
— 2 nights
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 2nd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary maker app.

Chicago to Moab is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 87°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect Bryce to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in August: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 90°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Park City

— 1 night
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Fatali Gallery and then explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Park City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Park City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Park City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Park City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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Wausau

— 2 nights
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Schmeeckle Reserve, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Green Circle Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at George W. Mead Wildlife Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stop by Mullins Cheese, take a peaceful walk through Nine Mile Forest, then explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Willow Springs Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wausau trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Park City to Wausau. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Park City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Wausau, with highs around 77°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Wausau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.