9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  1​h
1
Draper
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Brian Head
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
St. George
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

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day
Draper

Draper ©
Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Draper route builder app .

Salt Lake City to Draper is an approximately half hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Draper

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Thanksgiving Point
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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium ©
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Thanksgiving Point ©
Thanksgiving Point

1
night
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 20th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Seasonally Decorated Dinosaur, then explore the ancient world of McConkie Ranch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moonshine Arch.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vernal trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Draper to Vernal in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Draper in April, plan for little chillier nights in Vernal, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Moonshine Arch ©
Moonshine Arch

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will appreciate attractions like RedRock Astronomy and Double Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fiery Furnace and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Windows). Make the 21st (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 22nd (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along La Sal Mountain Loop, don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moab driving holiday app .

You can drive from Vernal to Moab in 4 hours. Traveling from Vernal in April, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brian Head.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Brian Head

Brian Head ©
Brian Head is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. On the 26th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Brian Head Resort, then stop by Georg's Ski Shop, and then take some stellar pictures from Brian Head Peak Observation.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brian Head road trip planning app .

Drive from Moab to Brian Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Moab in April, expect little chillier with lows of 33°F in Brian Head. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. George.

Things to do in Brian Head

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Brian Head Peak Observation ©
Brian Head Peak Observation
Georg's Ski Shop ©
Georg's Ski Shop

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night
St. George

St. George ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at St. George Children's Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park, then stroll through Pioneer Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. George trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Brian Head to St. George takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Brian Head in April, expect St. George to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Fun & Games Childrens Museums
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Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park
St. George Children's Museum ©
St. George Children's Museum
Thunder Junction All Abilities Park ©

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