15 days in Grand Junction & Utah Itinerary

15 days in Grand Junction & Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Bryce
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 2 nights
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Springdale
— 3 nights
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Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction and then look for gifts at Enstrom's. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Junction road trip planning website.

Orlando to Grand Junction is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Grand Junction is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Grand Junction. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Head to Gearheads Outdoor Store and Tom Till Galleryfor some retail therapy. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Holiday River Expeditions - Utah Rafting Day Tours in Green River, approximately Green River away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and take the plunge with Skydive Moab.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Bryce

— 3 nights
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Explore Bryce's surroundings by going to Anasazi State Park Museum (in Boulder) and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, see Bryce Canyon ATV Adventures, and catch some excitement at Ruby's Horseback Adventures.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce holiday maker.

Getting from Moab to Bryce by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Moab in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bryce: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 14th (Mon), scramble along the landscape with Kanab Tour Company, walk around Jacob Hamblin Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library, stop by The Rock Stop, then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in June, with highs in Kanab at 94°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale

— 3 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion Jeep Tours and Zion National Park. Do your shopping at David J West Gallery and Joy Craft & Design. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Springdale driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kanab to Springdale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Springdale can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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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.