9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
St. George

St. George ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get curious at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George trip planner .

San Francisco to St. George is an approximately 6-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to St. George due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect St. George to be a bit cooler, temps between 50°F and 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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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 22nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab route planning site .

Traveling by car from St. George to Kanab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from St. George in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kanab, with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
Kanab Heritage Museum ©
Kanab Heritage Museum

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On your second day here, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in the views from Natural Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kanab in December, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 36°F and lows at 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes and then kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Water itinerary planning website .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Big Water, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallery Moab LCA and Tom Till Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Landscape Arch and Balanced Rock Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace, Double Arch, & more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along La Sal Mountain Loop and take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab vacation planning app .

You can drive from Big Water to Moab in 5 hours. In December, Moab is slightly colder than Big Water - with highs of 38°F and lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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