15 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary planner .

Las Vegas to Moab is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Moab is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Moab at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island in the Sky, Turret Arch, Colorado National Monument
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

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 21st (Thu): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Navajo Loop Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bryce Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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 in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour builder app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 28°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, then admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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