8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah visit planner

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Zion National Park
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Philadelphia


Zion National Park

— 1 day
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 18th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing website.

Philadelphia to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Zion National Park. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors


— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On the next day, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bryce trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip


— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arches National Park and Holiday River Expeditions - Utah Rafting Day Tours. Make the 23rd (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Bike Fiend, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in June, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are much hotter (61°F). On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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.