28 days in Utah & Arizona Itinerary

28 days in Utah & Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Escalante
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Moab — 4 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Fiery Furnace about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park, cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip site.

Denver to Moab is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Moab sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.
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Page — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Page route builder website.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Escalante.
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Escalante — 5 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Escalante side-trips: Bryce Canyon National Park (Red Canyon Trail Rides, Navajo Loop Trail, &more). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, identify plant and animal life at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, and cruise along Scenic Byway 12.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Escalante travel planner.

Drive from Page to Escalante in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Page in September, plan for slightly colder days in Escalante, with highs around 70°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 4 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 15th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and trek along Angel's Landing.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Escalante in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 7 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), look for gifts at Ivory Angelic, and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Utah travel guide

4.8
National Parks · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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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