15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then don't miss a visit to Temple Square. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then shop like a local with Fatali Gallery, and then admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planning site .

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Room Escape Games

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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park itinerary website .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, go for a walk through Paria View, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Musuem.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip builder site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Kanab at 84°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab Heritage House Musuem ©
Kanab Heritage House Musuem

1
night
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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley itinerary planner .

Drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 25th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab day trip site .

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Moab, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

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

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