8 days in Monument Valley & Moab Itinerary

8 days in Monument Valley & Moab Itinerary

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Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Chicago Midway

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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. On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary maker tool.

Chicago to Monument Valley is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Monument Valley. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Monument Valley hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and RedRock Astronomy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch & Island in the Sky). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and shop like a local with Bret Edge Photography Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moab tour builder.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips