15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
bus + Fly + foot + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
1
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Moab
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) and Coyote Buttes. Go for a jaunt from Kanab to Cannonville to see Kodachrome Basin State Park about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and trek along Many Pools Trail.

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New York City to Kanab is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Kanab. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Kanab to be a bit cooler, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Many Pools Trail, Coyote Buttes, Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Photography Tours
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Fairyland Loop Trail and Rainbow Point. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker .

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kanab in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 63°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mexican Hat online day trip planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Mexican Hat by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Mexican Hat hover around 74°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
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Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Moab Rock Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace, Windows, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Castle Valley, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, cruise along La Sal Mountain Loop, and take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip builder website .

You can drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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