9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h
1
St. George
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Austin

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St. George

St. George ©
St. On the 20th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Kayenta Art Village and then wander the streets of Kayenta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George trip itinerary builder tool .

Austin to St. George is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to St. George due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in December, with highs in St. George at 50°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in St. George

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Kayenta Art Village ©
Kayenta Art Village

1
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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at The Rock Stop, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heritage House.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kanab route planner.

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 a bit cooler nights in Kanab, with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
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Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peek-A-Boo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail. Visiting Kodachrome Basin State Park and Rainbow Point will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, make a trip to Natural Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kanab in December, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 36°F and 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park

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night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Water journey planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Big Water, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tom Till Gallery and Moab Rock Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Landscape Arch and Windows. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Double Arch, Turret Arch, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner.

Drive from Big Water to Moab in 5 hours. Traveling from Big Water in December, things will get a bit cooler in Moab: highs are around 38°F and lows about 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors 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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