15 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zion's Main Canyon and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Visiting Canyon Overlook Trail and Watchman Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Riverside Walk, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park online journey planner.

Los Angeles 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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inspiration Point and Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: get great views at Sunset Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour planning app.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Delicate Arch and Wilson's Arch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Double Arch and Castle Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint in Arches National Park (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Balanced Rock Trail, admire all the interesting features of La Sal Mountain Loop, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Wildcat Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours.

Plan my Monument Valley trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In August, Monument Valley is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 87°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Explore hidden gems such as Hopi Point and Mohave Point. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Monument Valley - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

4.7
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.