8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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Vernal
— 1 day
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Bryce
— 1 night
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Vernal

— 1 day
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 7th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Quarry Exhibit Hall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vernal route planner.

Salt Lake City to Vernal is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, Vernal is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windows and Balanced Rock Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch, Delicate Arch, &more). There's much more to do: tour on your own time with Canyonlands Jeep and Car Rentals, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Moab trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vernal in June, with highs in Moab at 95°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Monument Valley is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 13th (Sun), hike along Kanab trailhead, then stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanab driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Monument Valley, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanab, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · 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 14th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kanab in June; daily highs in Bryce reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.