9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night



— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 20th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, see Off-Road Tours, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. August in Moab sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Arches National Park

— 3 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Arches National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, trek along Landscape Arch, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You will leave for Canyonlands National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park tour app.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Utah travel guide

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.