9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Park City
— 1 night
Fly

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary tool.

Chicago to Moab is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Moab. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 90°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks · Shopping

1
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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.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion's Main Canyon and Zion Shuttle. There's still lots to do: get great views at Observation Point, hike along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
night
Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Mon), cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, then view the masterpieces at Fatali Gallery, and then wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Park City road trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Park City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Park City when traveling from Zion National Park in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.