9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

Make your Salt Lake City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion National Park and The Narrows. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Find out how to plan Zion National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zion National Park, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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 16th (Thu): look for gifts at The Rock Stop, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, get a taste of the local shopping with Raven's Heart Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Musuem.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanab itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. May in Kanab sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop
Kanab Heritage Museum ©
Kanab Heritage Museum

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 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then trek along Wildcat Trail, and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. May in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

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 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Moab travel tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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