15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, meet the residents at Tracy Aviary, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Detroit to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Detroit to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, get great views at Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and trek along The Narrows.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park route maker.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by The Rock Stop, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Kanab at 94°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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 28th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll around Sandstone Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. While traveling from Kanab, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Arches National Park, view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab online travel route planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In June, Moab is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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.