15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Altoona
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: Altoona

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Narrows.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planning tool .

Des Moines to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Des Moines to Zion National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 5th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Buckskin Gulch and then hike along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kanab trip maker site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. June in Kanab sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
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Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum

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 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop. Keep things going the next day: hike along Rim Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and then trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kanab in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage and RedRock Astronomy will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slickrock Bike Trail and Devils Garden Trailhead. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Park Avenue Trail, shop like a local with Gallery Moab LCA, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, and explore and take pictures at Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are much hotter (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail

1
night
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Uintah County Heritage Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at McConkie Ranch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vernal trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Moab to Vernal by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Vernal at 87°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
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3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Spike National Historic Site and Temple Square. Get in touch with nature at Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Snowbasin Resort. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Church History Museum.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vernal in June since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Snowbasin Resort, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Snowbasin Resort ©
Snowbasin Resort

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