15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  16​h
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Plattsburgh

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 20th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 22nd (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab online trip planner .

Plattsburgh to Moab is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Plattsburgh to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Plattsburgh in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moab, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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. On the 23rd (Wed), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. In October in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanab driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanab when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take some stellar pictures from Paria View.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kanab in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Zion National Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Virgin to see Buffalo Trails Trading Company about 40 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Zion National Park at 74°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Buffalo Trails Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
On the 1st (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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