15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Landscape Arch and Windows. Take a break from the city and head to Balanced Rock Trail and Devils Garden Trailhead. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Turret Arch in Arches National Park--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at La Sal Mountain Loop, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, hike along Park Avenue Trail, and take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab tour itinerary builder .

New York City to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Moab. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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. Kick off your visit 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 hike along Wildcat Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. October in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Moqui Cave, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kanab journey maker tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanab when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum

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.
Get outdoors at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Mossy Cave Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen's Garden Trail and Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Go for a jaunt from Bryce Canyon National Park to Cannonville to see Kodachrome Basin State Park about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion Rock & Mountain Guides and Hidden Canyon. Get some cultural insight at David J West Gallery and LaFave Gallery. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Springdale (Joy Craft & Design & Sorella Gallery). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Make your Salt Lake City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 54°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 35°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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