14 days in Utah Itinerary

14 days in Utah Itinerary

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14 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Double Down Bike Shop. On the 17th (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

New York City to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Moab, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then walk around Sandstone Tours, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip maker website .

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an in-depth tour of Moqui Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanab tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Kanab by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Kanab, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

2
nights
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 21st (Sat), get great views at Paria View, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kanab in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

3
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.
Get outdoors at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel route builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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