10 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

10 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Blanding
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Canyonlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges National Monument. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Dinosaur Museum, stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chesler Park Loop Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Blanding trip itinerary planning site .

Dallas to Blanding is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in Blanding hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 42°F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chesler Park Loop Trail, Pioneer Cemetery
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Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Chesler Park Loop Trail ©
Chesler Park Loop Trail
The Dinosaur Museum ©
The Dinosaur Museum

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as White Rim Road and White Rim Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cave Spring and Elephant Hill. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, hike along Confluence Overlook Trail, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and stroll through Aztec Butte Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Blanding to Canyonlands National Park in 2.5 hours. In October in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Elephant Hill ©
Elephant Hill
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Sego Canyon Petroglyphs. Get in touch with nature at Turret Arch and Tower Arch. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, hike along Tunnel Arch, and stroll through Double Arch.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park holiday maker site .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
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Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch
Tower Arch ©
Tower Arch