8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
Monument Valley
— 1 night
— 1 night
Zion National Park
— 3 nights



— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

Before you visit Moab, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Duluth to Moab is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Duluth to Moab, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Duluth in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

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. On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley tour itinerary app.

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. October in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally get great views at Farview Point.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryce trip builder tool.

Drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in October, with highs in Bryce at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
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 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and then get great views at Observation Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in October, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Utah travel guide

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.