14 days in Utah, Arizona & Carlsbad Itinerary

14 days in Utah, Arizona & Carlsbad Itinerary

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14 days in Utah, Arizona & Carlsbad Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  4​h
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Prescott
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Carlsbad
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles


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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Worthington Gallery and then admire all the interesting features of Observation Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Sorella Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online road trip planner .

Los Angeles to Zion National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are colder (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway ©
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway
Sorella Gallery ©
Sorella Gallery

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunset Point and Navajo Loop Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Canyon and Queen's Garden Trail. Take a break from Bryce Canyon National Park with a short trip to Kodachrome Basin State Park in Cannonville, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Inspiration Point, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Page day trip website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to V-Bar-V Heritage Site and West Fork Oak Creek Trail. Get in touch with nature at Boynton Canyon Trail and Broken Arrow Trail. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Cottonwood to see Pillsbury Wine Company North about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art, do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, and take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona travel planner .

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Sedona are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Page Springs Cellars, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 15th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prescott trip builder site .

Drive from Sedona to Prescott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sedona in October since evenings lows in Prescott dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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day
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, then stroll through Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, and then stroll through Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Prescott to Carlsbad. Traveling from Prescott in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carlsbad, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Negro Bill Canyon Trail. Island in the Sky and Gallery Moab LCA are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Turret Arch (in Arches National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery, and cruise along La Sal Mountain Loop.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab vacation site .

You can drive from Carlsbad to Moab in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, Moab is a bit cooler than Carlsbad - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Off-Road & ATV Trails

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