14 days in Utah Itinerary

14 days in Utah Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Indianapolis

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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 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at McCune Mansion and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, and then cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Indianapolis to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and make a trip to Observation Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 63°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, get great views at Muley Point Overlook, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Monument Valley at 74°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, see Off-Road Tours, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.