16 days in Los Angeles, Utah & Cody Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles, Utah & Cody Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Springdale
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Cody
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Cody
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Pittsburgh to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): trek along Angel's Landing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows, and then shop like a local with Worthington Gallery. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Springdale planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Springdale takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Springdale is 1 hour. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Springdale, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 29th (Sat): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Moki Dugway, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online vacation maker.

Drive from Springdale to Monument Valley in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cody

— 4 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cody: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mount Washburn, &more). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, make a trip to Pahaska Tepee, and grab your bike and head to Paul Stock Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cody trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Cody in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Moab in September, things will get slightly colder in Cody: highs are around 70°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.