9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Chicago

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryce: Escalante (Escalante Heritage Center & Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area) and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bryce attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Bryce. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Escalante, Ruby's Inn, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, play a few rounds at Moab Golf Course, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, and hike along Double Arch.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moab trip builder app .

Drive from Bryce to Moab in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in June: highs in Moab hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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