8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah tour planner

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Heber City
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Price
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Monticello
— 1 night
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Kanab
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park
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Nephi
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Heber City

Heber City is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Heber City trip builder website.

Salt Lake City to Heber City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of tram and taxi. In July, Heber City is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 90°F and lows of 51°F. You will leave for Price on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Heber City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Price

Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Price trip builder site.

You can drive from Heber City to Price in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Heber City in July since evenings lows in Price dip to 63°F. You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Price

Museums

Arches National Park

— 1 night

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 23rd (Fri), hike along Devils Garden Trailhead.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Price to Arches National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Price in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Monticello.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Monticello

— 1 night
Monticello is a city located in San Juan County, Utah, and is the county seat. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Frontier Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monticello online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monticello takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Monticello hover around 90°F and lows are around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Kanab.

Things to do in Monticello

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monticello to Kanab takes 5 hours. July in Kanab sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your 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 26th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Red Canyon Trail Rides, then get great views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fruita Schoolhouse and then steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nephi.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Historic Sites

Nephi

Nephi is a city in Juab County, Utah, United States. To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nephi road trip app.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Nephi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Nephi: highs are around 91°F and lows about 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Nephi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.