8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 13th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling, hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, and then take in the exciting artwork at Fatali Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Park City, Alta Ski Resort, Backcountry Snowmobiling
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Double Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and finally look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Moab, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

1
night
Bryce

Bryce ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in December, plan for little chillier nights in Bryce, with lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 19th (Thu): hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce to Zion National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in December; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 11°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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