15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Turret Arch). On the 18th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 20th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary tool .

Glasgow, UK to Moab is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Glasgow, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
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 21st (Wed): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Water trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Big Water in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Big Water reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Big Water in August: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and hike along Angel's Landing.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum of Utah and Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Get some historical perspective at Temple Square and This is the Place Heritage Park. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden) and Station Park (in Farmington). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route builder app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Station Park, Hill Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum

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