15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Springdale
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Philadelphia

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Salt Lake City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Ogden (Skyline Trail & Hill Aerospace Museum) and Provo (Rock Canyon, Provo Canyon, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, examine the collection at Church History Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online holiday builder.

Philadelphia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City. April in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Springdale

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Explore Springdale's surroundings by going to Zion National Park (Zion National Park & Zion's Main Canyon). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Zion Jeep Tours, look for gifts at Zion Rock & Gem, and get a taste of the local shopping with David J West Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Springdale trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Springdale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: highs in Springdale hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, cruise along Scenic Byway Route 12, and then get great views at Fairyland Point. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, get great views at Inspiration Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bryce holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. In April, Bryce is little chillier than Springdale - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then see Off-Road Tours, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bryce to Monument Valley in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in April: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 67°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

5
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 17th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 19th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.