9 days in Utah Itinerary

9 days in Utah Itinerary

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9 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
St. George
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Double Down Bike Shop. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, hike along Park Avenue Trail, and then make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moab road trip planner.

Philadelphia to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 97°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, trek along Wildcat Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mexican Hat itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Moab to Mexican Hat takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Mexican Hat reach 90°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley
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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitol Gorge Trail. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, then trek along Grand Wash Trail, and then trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Torrey attractions site .

You can drive from Mexican Hat to Torrey in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mexican Hat in July, things will get little chillier in Torrey: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Torrey

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
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Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 18th (Thu), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Torrey to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. George.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

2
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Sand Hollow State Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Tabernacle, then steep yourself in history at Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Jacob Hamblin Home.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. George route planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to St. George by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in St. George: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 75°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sand Hollow State Park
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Sand Hollow State Park ©
Sand Hollow State Park
St. George Tabernacle ©
St. George Tabernacle

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