15 days in Utah & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Utah & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Water
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Red River Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Skydive Moab. Do your shopping at Gallery Moab LCA and The T Shirt Shop. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a bird's-eye view with Canyonlands Ballooning, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and hike along Double Arch.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Moab sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Moab hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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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 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours

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Big Water

Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, then identify plant and animal life at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Big Water trip app.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Big Water takes 2.5 hours. In August, Big Water is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Bryce

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bryce sightseeing planner.

Drive from Big Water to Bryce in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Big Water in August, expect nights in Bryce to be colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then trek along Angel's Landing.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Bryce to Zion National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 90°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Natural Bridge Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, get outside with Bridge Bay Marina, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are cooler (70°F), and nights are a bit cooler (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.