14 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeastern Utah trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Blanding
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Torrey
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Moab
— 6 nights
Drive to Montrose, Fly to Marquette

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Blanding — 2 nights

Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bluff Fort Historic Site and The Dinosaur Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mule Canyon Ruins and Pioneer Cemetery. Step out of Blanding with an excursion to 16 Room Cliff House in Bluff--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Huck's Museum and Trading Post and view the masterpieces at Cedar Mesa Pottery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Blanding holiday planner.

Marquette to Blanding is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marquette in October: highs in Blanding hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Torrey.
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Torrey — 3 nights

Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Popular historic sites such as Gifford Homestead and Fruita Campground are in your itinerary. Anasazi State Park Museum and Fruita Schoolhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Torrey side-trips: The Hogback (in Boulder) and Pioneer Register (in Capitol Reef National Park). There's much more to do: cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, stroll through Chimney Rock Trail, and contemplate the long history of Behunin Cabin.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Torrey trip tool.

Traveling by car from Blanding to Torrey takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Blanding in October, expect Torrey to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monument Basin, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murphy Point Trail, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Canyonlands National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Torrey in October, expect Canyonlands National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Gallery Moab LCA are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Pine Tree Arch Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moab tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. October in Moab sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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