3 days in Utah & Bear Lake Itinerary

3 days in Utah & Bear Lake Itinerary

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Moab
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Bear Lake
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Bear Lake
— 1 day
Drive to Austin Straubel International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moab road trip site.

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. July in Moab sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. July in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bear Lake.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Bear Lake

— 1 day
Bear Lake is a village in Manistee County of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Frankfort Beach and then kick back and relax at Fifth Avenue Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bear Lake holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Bear Lake. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Bear Lake to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bear Lake

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Utah travel guide

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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.