7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
3
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly

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Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 30th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then make a trip to Observation Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Washington DC to Zion National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in May since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary website.

Getting from Zion National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 2nd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning, and see the world from above with Pinnacle Helicopters.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In June, Moab is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

4.7
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.