13 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

13 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwestern Utah vacation planner

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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cedar City
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queen's Garden Trail and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Get outdoors at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Bryce Canyon National Park. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Bryce Canyon National Park, with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Moqui Cave, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Paria, then trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kanab day trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 94°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Kolob Canyons. Step off the beaten path and head to Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Watchman Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa, hike along Angel's Landing, and explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about an hour. June in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Cedar City

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hit the slopes at Brian Head Resort, then take in breathtaking views at Dixie National Forest, and then walk around Veterans Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cedar City travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Cedar City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, you will find days in Cedar City are a bit cooler (89°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors

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