15 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

15 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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Cedar City
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Parowan, Bus to 243 West 400 South, Fly to Madison

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cedar City: Brian Head (Brian Head Resort & Brian Head Peak Observation). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, examine the collection at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, shop like a local with Artisans Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Southern Utah Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar City trip builder website.

Madison to Cedar City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in August, you will find days in Cedar City are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are slightly colder (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 6 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 5th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, stroll through Angel's Landing, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Cedar City to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. August in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Sunrise Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature