11 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

11 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cedar City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Louisville

1
night
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): do a tasting at IG Winery and then take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cedar City itinerary maker website .

Louisville to Cedar City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Cedar City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in July, Cedar City is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Nature Parks Wineries
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Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Cedar Breaks National Monument ©
Cedar Breaks National Monument
IG Winery ©
IG Winery

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Angel's Landing.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

6
nights
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 Wall Street and Queen's Garden Trail. Visiting Rainbow Point and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, trek along Bristlecone Loop, and stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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