15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moab
— 4 nights
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
3
Kanab
— 1 night
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Windows and Balanced Rock Trail. You'll explore and learn at Hogan Trading Company and Gallery Moab LCA. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Landscape Arch & Devils Garden Trailhead). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley, look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store, trek along Park Avenue Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moab route planning tool.

New York City to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New York City to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Moab when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

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
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

1
night
Monument Valley

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 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip builder app.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In October in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 27th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanab tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Kanab takes 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Kanab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) ©
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kodachrome Basin State Park and Mossy Cave Trail. Visiting Peek-A-Boo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street and stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park journey site.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kanab in October, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sorella Gallery and LaFave Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Temple of Sinawava Trail and Zion Rock & Mountain Guides. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Springdale (Joy Craft & Design & David J West Gallery). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Zion National Park at 74°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Springdale
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City travel route planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in November: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Art at the Main Gallery ©
Art at the Main Gallery

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