16 days in Utah Itinerary

16 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 4 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Cedar City
— 2 nights
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Springdale
— 3 nights

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Balanced Rock Trail and The Needles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devils Garden Trailhead and Park Avenue Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint & Landscape Arch). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Road to Needles District, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, explore and take pictures at La Sal Mountain Loop, and stop by Moab Rock Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab visit planning tool.

Columbia to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Moab is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Moab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley online vacation maker.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. October in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kodachrome Basin State Park and Queen's Garden Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Peek-A-Boo Loop and Wall Street. Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Rainbow Point, trek along Mossy Cave Trail, and stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

2
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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. On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Dixie National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parowan Gap Petroglyphs.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cedar City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Cedar City takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Cedar City at 68°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

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Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Watchman Trail, stop by Joy Craft & Design, then scramble along the landscape with Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, and finally view the masterpieces at LaFave Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Riverside Walk, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, then look for gifts at Zion Prospector, and finally view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Springdale trip builder website.

You can drive from Cedar City to Springdale in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cedar City in October: highs in Springdale hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 36°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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