9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Provo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Charleston

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Provo

— 1 night
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. You've now added Provo Canyon to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Utah Lake State Park, see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Provo day trip planner.

Charleston to Provo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in September, things will get little chillier in Provo: highs are around 78°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Provo

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Provo to Zion National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Provo in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley online trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 5.5 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moab route planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In September in Moab, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.