17 days in Utah, Arizona & New Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Utah, Arizona & New Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Utah, Arizona & New Mexico Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Scottsdale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
Santa Fe
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 45​min
London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Zion National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Zion National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Page route planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Page in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Zion National Park in April, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 17th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sedona vacation maker tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Bookman's Entertainment Exchange and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then get great views at Gates Pass.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tucson trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Sedona in April, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale online vacation planner .

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in April since evenings lows in Scottsdale dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musical Instrument Museum
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park online tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Scottsdale to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsdale in April: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour ©

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in April; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 22°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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