26 days in Utah, Arizona & Montana Itinerary

26 days in Utah, Arizona & Montana Itinerary

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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Moab — 3 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Island in the Sky and Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab holiday maker app.

Portland to Moab is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 6 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Airport Mesa. And it doesn't end there: walk around Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, look for gifts at Ivory Angelic, and make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Sedona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, see Off-Road Tours, get great views at Hopi Point, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

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 31st (Tue), admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Page travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Kanab.
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Kanab — 3 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Angel's Landing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Zion National Park (Zion National Park & Zion Canyon Scenic Drive). There's more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Plan trip to Kanab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by shuttle from Page to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Page in June since evenings lows in Kanab dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce.
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Bryce — 4 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capitol Reef National Park and Inspiration Point. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bryce tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. In June, Bryce is a bit cooler than Kanab - with highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce to West Yellowstone. Traveling from Bryce in June, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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Arizona travel guide

4.4
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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