14 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

14 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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14 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Cedar City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coal Creek Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Cedar Breaks National Monument, explore the stunning scenery at Dixie National Forest, and then don't miss a visit to Cedar City Utah Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cedar City travel route planner.

San Diego to Cedar City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect much colder with lows of 40°F in Cedar City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Brian Head Resort
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Cedar Breaks National Monument ©
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort

4
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 out of the city life by going to Rainbow Point and Peek-A-Boo Loop. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fairyland Loop Trail and Queen's Garden Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, and get great views at Fairyland Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Cedar City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cedar City in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heritage House and Raven's Heart Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) and Nautilus Rock. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Buckskin Gulch, stroll through Paria River Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage Museum, and look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanab online attractions planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Kanab at 76°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidden Canyon and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Get outdoors at Riverside Walk and Angel's Landing. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. It doesn't end there: hike along Watchman Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. May in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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