9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+3
Fly + bus + foot + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Kanab trip planner .

San Francisco to Kanab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kanab is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Kanab: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

2
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park . Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, then steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, and then take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Torrey road trip planning site .

Getting from Kanab to Torrey by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, Torrey is a bit cooler than Kanab - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Torrey

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

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 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley route maker website .

You can drive from Torrey to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Torrey in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Nature
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Hill Aerospace Museum, then see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, then admire the striking features of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally examine the collection at Church History Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hill Aerospace Museum, Thanksgiving Point
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum

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