15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cedar City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Ogden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Court of the Patriarchs and Watchman Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Hidden Canyon and Riverside Walk. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary app .

Toronto, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails

2
nights
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Brian Head Resort, then take in breathtaking views at Dixie National Forest, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parowan Gap Petroglyphs.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in April: highs in Cedar City hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Brian Head Resort, Mammoth Cave, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
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Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Paria River Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Nautilus Rock, and then take in breathtaking views at Buckskin Gulch. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, then trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Cedar City to Kanab in 2 hours. While traveling from Cedar City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanab, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point, then hike along Rim Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kanab in April; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 15°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trek along Wildcat Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, and finally take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mexican Hat road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Mexican Hat takes 5.5 hours. In April, Mexican Hat is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slickrock Bike Trail and La Sal Mountain Loop. Get in touch with nature at Park Avenue Trail and Devils Garden Trailhead. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Fiery Furnace). On the 19th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch and tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Down Bike Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary site .

Drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. In April in Moab, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ogden.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

2
nights
Ogden

Ogden ©
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogden travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Ogden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Moab in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ogden: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge ©
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

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