11 days in Utah Itinerary

11 days in Utah Itinerary

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11 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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 striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip planner .

Philadelphia to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for little chillier nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Paria View, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch. On your second day here, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook and then hike along White Rim Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park . Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail and then stroll through Chimney Rock Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, then explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel, then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September, with highs in Arches National Park at 84°F and lows at 55°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
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Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers

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