32 days in Yellowstone National Park, Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

32 days in Yellowstone National Park, Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Park City
— 2 nights
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Springdale
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip app.

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Park City.
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Park City — 2 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: Salt Lake City (Room Escape Games, Temple Square, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, look for gifts at Park City Jewelers, take advantage of the amenities at Park City Mountain Resort, and trek along Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Park City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Park City: highs are around 23°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Springdale.
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Springdale — 3 nights

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Get outdoors at Zion Jeep Tours and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, stroll through Angel's Landing, and shop like a local with LaFave Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Park City to Springdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Park City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Springdale, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.
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Kanab — 3 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Many Pools Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanab online itinerary planner.

Drive from Springdale to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in Kanab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Visiting Red Canyon Trail Rides and Navajo Loop Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, catch some excitement at Ruby's Horseback Adventures, and get great views at Inspiration Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryce road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in May, expect Bryce to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hike along Rim Trail and then get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell — 2 nights

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Powell online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lake Powell, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 3 nights

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. Take a break from the city and head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Monument Valley with an excursion to Goosenecks State Park in Blanding--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., cruise along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip builder.

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lake Powell in May; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 27°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Deep Desert Expeditions. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Pine Tree Arch Trail in Arches National Park--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, hike along Double Arch, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 3 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Get outdoors at Little Wild Horse Canyon and Murphy Point Trail. Take a break from Canyonlands National Park with a short trip to Off-Road & ATV Trails in Capitol Reef National Park, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, explore the stunning scenery at The Needles, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and trek along White Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Utah travel guide

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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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