15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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Drive to Sacramento International Airport, Fly to Cedar City Regional Airport, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive

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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Rim Visitor Center. On the 24th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fair Oaks to Zion National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fair Oaks to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fair Oaks in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Capitol Reef National Park

— 2 nights
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park . On your second day here, trek along Capitol Gorge Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Arches National Park

— 3 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Bring the kids along to Colorado National Monument and Dewey Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, trek along Fiery Furnace, get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, and don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Canyonlands National Park

— 3 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.
Canyonlands National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, hike along Shafer Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park tour builder site.

Drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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. On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online road trip planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 90°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Utah travel guide

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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.