9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Detroit

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip tool .

Detroit to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Detroit, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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 10th (Sat), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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