6 days in Utah Itinerary

6 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Dallas



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see Mesa Arch, which is approximately 50 minutes away. On the 9th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and take in breathtaking views at Lions Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online driving holiday planner.

Dallas to Moab is an approximately 7-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 to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for slightly colder days in Moab, with highs around 71°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in October, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Monument Valley at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Utah travel guide

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.