13 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

13 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwestern Utah vacation planner

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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Weeping Rock Trail, get great views at Observation Point, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip builder app.

San Diego to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, and take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Cedar City

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cedar City: Kanab (Jacob Hamblin Park, Denny's Wigwam, &more). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Dixie National Forest, and see the interesting displays at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cedar City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Cedar City takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Cedar City reach 89°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

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