16 days in Utah Itinerary

16 days in Utah Itinerary

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16 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Escalante
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Las Vegas

1
night
St. George

St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): walk around Pioneer Park, then engage your brain at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Las Vegas to St. George is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in St. George reach 75°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from St. George to Zion National Park in an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from St. George in April: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
On the 8th (Wed), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, take in the views from Natural Bridge, then explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryce tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Bryce. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Bryce to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Agua Canyon ©
Agua Canyon

2
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 10th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Devils Garden, explore the striking landscape at Peekaboo Gulch, and then get a new perspective on nature at Escalante Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Escalante attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Bryce to Escalante takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highway 12 Scenic Byway, The Hogback
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
The Hogback ©
The Hogback
Devils Garden ©
Devils Garden

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park , then stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park journey builder .

Getting from Escalante to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in April, with highs in Arches National Park at 67°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Lions Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, then look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Moab online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. April in Moab sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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