8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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St. George
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo City Center Temple, and finally make a trip to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City travel route planner.

Dallas to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Salt Lake City at 63°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to St. George.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

St. George

— 2 nights
St. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along with The Wildland Trekking Company and then trek along Angel's Landing. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden, see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Jacob Hamlin Home, and finally steep yourself in history at St. George Temple.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. George trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to St. George takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in St. George: highs are around 75°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Off-Road Tours. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryce trip maker website.

Drive from St. George to Bryce in 2.5 hours. Traveling from St. George in April, you will find days in Bryce are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are much colder (25°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Deep Desert Expeditions, see Off-Road Tours, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in April: high temperatures in Moab hover around 67°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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.