23 days in Utah Itinerary

23 days in Utah Itinerary

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23 days in Utah Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  25​h
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Vernal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Arches National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
Newcastle upon Tyne

3
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion Rock & Mountain Guides and Hidden Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Dixie National Forest and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Step out of Zion National Park to go to Springdale and see LaFave Gallery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Watchman Trail and hike along Kayenta Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route website .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Zion National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in September, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Springdale, Dixie National Forest
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Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

3
days
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll explore and learn at Moqui Cave and Little Hollywood Movie Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Buckskin Gulch. And it doesn't end there: hike along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, and explore the stunning scenery at Paria River Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. September in Kanab sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Buckskin Gulch ©
Buckskin Gulch
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peek-A-Boo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Kodachrome Basin State Park and Rainbow Point. Step out of Bryce Canyon National Park with an excursion to Coyote Buttes in Big Water--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, make a trip to Natural Bridge, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossy Cave Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kanab in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Coyote Buttes, Natural Bridge
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Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

2
days
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail and then stroll through Goosenecks Overlook. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitol Gorge Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 35°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Little Wild Horse Canyon
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Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

2
days
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of McConkie Ranch and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center and then get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park.

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Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Vernal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September, expect Vernal to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 9°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Vernal

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
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River Rafting & Tubing

4
days
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balanced Rock Trail and Devils Garden Trailhead. Get outdoors at Landscape Arch and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. When in Arches National Park, make a side trip to see Moab Rock Shop in Moab, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Fiery Furnace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows, don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Vernal to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Vernal in September, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Moab
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Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

2
days
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), get great views at Green River Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, and then hike along Aztec Butte Trail. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Upheaval Dome, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shafer Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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