9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Canyonlands Field, Drive to Hanksville
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Hanksville
— 1 day
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Springdale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
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Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Kansas City

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Hanksville

— 1 day
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. On the 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Hollow Mountain, explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and then contemplate the long history of The Wolverton Mill.

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Kansas City to Hanksville is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Hanksville is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hanksville when traveling from Kansas City in April, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Hanksville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 11th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

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You can drive from Hanksville to Moab in 2 hours. In April in Moab, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Springdale

— 3 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springdale: Zion National Park (Zion National Park & Zion's Main Canyon). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Zion Jeep Tours, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and look for gifts at Zion Rock & Gem.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Springdale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Springdale takes 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. Traveling from Springdale in April, things will get slightly colder in Bryce: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.