9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers and then look for gifts at Ye Ol Geezer Meat Shop. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moab day trip planning app .

Charlotte to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in January; daily highs in Moab reach 36°F and lows reach 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Dewey Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. On the 7th (Tue), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planning site .

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In January in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then see a world frozen in time at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Monument Valley, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Deer Valley Resort (in Park City) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Temple Square, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Deer Valley Resort, Backcountry Snowmobiling
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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