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
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cedar City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Park City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slickrock Bike Trail and Castle Valley. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Turret Arch. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Devils Garden Trailhead & Landscape Arch). There's still lots to do: trek along Park Avenue Trail, stroll through Bike Fiend, don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planning app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moab, with highs around 76°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) 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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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike 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 25th (Sat): stroll through Sandstone Tours, don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planning website .

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Moab in May since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Buckskin Gulch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access). Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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Drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kanab can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours

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.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kanab in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

2
nights
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Cedar Breaks National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Dixie National Forest, and then explore the activities along Aspen Mirror Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parowan Gap Petroglyphs.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar City road trip site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Cedar City in 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Cedar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aspen Mirror Lake, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), trek along Riverside Walk, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa and then explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

2
nights
Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, stop by Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Park City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Park City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: high temperatures in Park City hover around 84°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, Bridal Veil Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese ©
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

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