21 days in Santa Fe, Colorado & Utah Itinerary

21 days in Santa Fe, Colorado & Utah Itinerary

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21 days in Santa Fe, Colorado & Utah Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Green River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Park City
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London


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2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mark White Fine Art and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo and then cruise along High Road to Taos.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Santa Fe is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Santa Fe is minus 7 hours. When traveling from London in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Outdoors Golf Scenic Drive

Side Trips

High Road to Taos, Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo
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Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe ©
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

3
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Treasure Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Reservoir Hill Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, and get a taste of the local shopping with Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs road trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in May; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road & ATV Trails and Fiery Furnace. Take a break from the city and head to Negro Bill Canyon Trail and Double Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Double Arch & Turret Arch) and Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Potash Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, stroll through Bike Fiend, and take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Moab trip simple and quick.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Moab by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Green River.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Island in the Sky
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Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
Green River

Green River ©
Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Black Dragon Canyon Trail and then admire the majestic nature at Goblin Valley State Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Green River attractions website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Green River takes an hour. May in Green River sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Green River

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Goblin Valley State Park ©
Goblin Valley State Park

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 Fairyland Loop Trail and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queen's Garden Trail and Natural Bridge. Take a break from Bryce Canyon National Park with a short trip to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area in Escalante, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Navajo Loop Trail and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Green River to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Green River - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Observation Point and Kolob Canyons. Explore hidden gems such as Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Riverside Walk. Step out of Zion National Park with an excursion to Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum in Hurricane--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's more to do: trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In May, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum
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Kolob Canyons ©
Kolob Canyons
Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum ©
Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum

1
night
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): wander the streets of Park City Main Street Historic District and then fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Park City trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Zion National Park to Park City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May, Park City is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Canyons Village at Park City ©
Canyons Village at Park City
Park City Main Street Historic District ©

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