7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally get great views at Fairyland Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park route site.

Charleston to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip site.

You'll set off for Moab on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moab Horses, Moab Astronomy Tours, Tom Till Tours, and other attractions. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery, and do a tasting at Spanish Valley Vineyards and Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Moab at 71°F and lows at 42°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 9th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. Another option is to drive. October in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Salt Lake City.
Highlights from your trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.