15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Park City
— 1 night
Fly
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Montrose, Fly to South Bend

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Park City

— 1 night
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Park City trip itinerary planning site.

South Bend to Park City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from South Bend to Park City. Traveling from South Bend in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Park City, with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Park City to Zion National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Park City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Zion National Park, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
When in Bryce, make a side trip to see Highway 12 Scenic Byway in Torrey, approximately Torrey away. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. The adventure continues: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, and take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bryce tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 30th (Mon): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Sandstone Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
When in Moab, make a side trip to see Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. On the 1st (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy.

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

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

4.8
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.