15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Square and Hill Aerospace Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum of Utah and Fatali Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Park City (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Museum, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City, Hill Aerospace Museum
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Step out of Zion National Park with an excursion to Maynard Dixon Living History Museum in Mount Carmel--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Observation Point, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Salt Lake City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanab trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In April in Kanab, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House Museum
Kanab Heritage Museum ©
Kanab Heritage Museum

2
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park . Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, then contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, then admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and finally stroll through Chimney Rock Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Torrey travel planning site .

Getting from Kanab to Torrey by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kanab in April; daily highs in Torrey reach 56°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Arches National Park and Island in the Sky. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tom Till Gallery and Hogan Trading Company. Make the 10th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moab online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. Traveling from Torrey in April, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 38°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Island in the Sky
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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