12 days in Southeastern Utah & Southwestern Utah Itinerary

12 days in Southeastern Utah & Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Southeastern Utah & Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
St. George
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sego Canyon Petroglyphs and Devils Garden Trailhead. Get outdoors at Fiery Furnace and Double Arch. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, hike along Turret Arch, and stroll through Landscape Arch.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip maker tool .

Las Vegas to Arches National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Arches National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
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Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fruita Campground and Gifford Homestead. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Capitol Gorge Trail. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Capitol Reef National Park . The adventure continues: hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail and stroll through Goosenecks Overlook.

Discover how to plan a Capitol Reef National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. In July, Capitol Reef National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and Queen's Garden Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Rainbow Point and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Paria View.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. George.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Paria View ©
Paria View

2
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at St. George Children's Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Tabernacle, then contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, and finally wander the streets of Kayenta. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Temple, view the masterpieces at Kayenta Art Village, then contemplate the long history of Jacob Hamblin Home, then stroll around Pioneer Park, and finally walk around Red Hills Desert Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. George travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to St. George by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in St. George to be warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 100°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. George Children's Museum ©
St. George Children's Museum
St. George Tabernacle ©
St. George Tabernacle

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