15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Utah tour planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bryce
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Torrey
— 1 night
Drive
5
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to London

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Salt Lake City — 1 night

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 2nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online day trip planner.

London, UK to Salt Lake City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Salt Lake City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Riverside Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Watchman Trail. It doesn't end there: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail and take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park itinerary planning app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce.
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queen's Garden Trail and Natural Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Fairyland Loop Trail and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Change things up with a short trip to Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Bryce trip maker app.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torrey.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Torrey — 1 night

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. On the 10th (Sat), trek along Sunset Point Trail, then hike along Goosenecks Overlook, and then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Torrey trip planning tool.

Drive from Bryce to Torrey in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

Monument Valley — 3 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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bluff Fort Historic Site and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Get in touch with nature at Goosenecks State Park and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. In September, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Torrey - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Arches National Park — 3 nights

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.