14 days in Utah Itinerary

14 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah travel route planner
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Blanding
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): trek along Riverside Walk, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Kolob Terrace Road, then trek along Kayenta Trail, and then head outdoors with The Subway.

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Minneapolis to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 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.
On the 20th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Ruby's Inn, take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, get great views at Fairyland Point, then explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then stroll through Sunset Point.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in October, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Torrey.
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Torrey — 2 nights

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, trek along Chimney Rock Trail, then stroll around Thousand Lakes RV Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Factory Butte, then explore and take pictures at Notom Road Scenic Backway, then explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, and finally trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail.

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Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Torrey can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blanding.
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Blanding — 2 nights

Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mule Canyon Ruins, immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Dinosaur Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Museum, and then stroll through Bears Ears National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Blanding sightseeing planner.

Getting from Torrey to Blanding by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Torrey in October, with highs in Blanding at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Moab trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Blanding to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Moab are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 3 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Escape the urban bustle at Mesa Arch and White Rim Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to White Rim Trail and Neck Spring. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Aztec Butte Trail, take some stellar pictures from Whale Rock, and explore the stunning scenery at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip site.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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