7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 18th (Fri), race across the water with Moab Jett and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip builder.

Austin to Moab is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Moab due to the time zone difference. In September, Moab is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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. On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

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You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 21st (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

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Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in September; daily highs in Bryce reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park online travel route planner.

Drive from Bryce to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City tour builder website.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in September since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums

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.