15 days in Utah & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Utah & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Springdale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 5 nights
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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 Deep Desert Expeditions. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see Island in the Sky about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Moab, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurrah Pass Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moab planning app.

London, UK to Moab is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Moab, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Canyon Trail Rides and Queen's Garden Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryce: Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryce trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bryce in 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in May: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 20°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 17th (Mon), scramble along the landscape with Kanab Tour Company, shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab attractions planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce in May, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Angel's Landing, stop by Joy Craft & Design, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Zion Jeep Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Springdale trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kanab to Springdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll get in some beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Get outdoors at Volcano Lands - Private Tours and Manzanita Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, relax in the rural setting at Topaz Farm, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Springdale to Portland takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Springdale in May, expect nights in Portland to be somewhat warmer, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.