14 days in Utah, Carlsbad & Arizona Itinerary

14 days in Utah, Carlsbad & Arizona Itinerary

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14 days in Utah, Carlsbad & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Carlsbad
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles


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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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 7th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, hike along Turret Arch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online trip planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Moab in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 9th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Brantley Lake State Park and then admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad itinerary planner .

Drive from Moab to Carlsbad in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moab in October: high temperatures in Carlsbad hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls
Brantley Lake State Park ©
Brantley Lake State Park

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carlsbad to Phoenix. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carlsbad in October, with highs in Phoenix at 91°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Aridus Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Chapel of the Holy Cross and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Nirup.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sedona travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Sedona reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Hopi House and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel website .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Lone Rock Beach, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Page online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lone Rock Beach, Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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