15 days in San Francisco & Utah Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Salt Lake City
— 1 night


San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Amman, Jordan to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Amman to San Francisco. Traveling from Amman in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Zion National Park.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Observation Point, stroll through Angel's Landing, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and then take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway 12. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bryce road trip site.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce: highs are around 9°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Moab — 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, and explore and take pictures at Scenic Byway of Highway 128.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moab vacation site.

Drive from Bryce to Moab in 4.5 hours. In November, Moab is a bit warmer than Bryce - with highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

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 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah, then get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and finally make a trip to Kindig It Design Inc..

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Moab in November, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.