5 days in Arches National Park, Moab & Canyonlands National Park Itinerary

5 days in Arches National Park, Moab & Canyonlands National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Arches National Park, Moab & Canyonlands National Park Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

San Diego to Arches National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Arches National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online route planner .

Getting from Arches National Park to Moab by car takes about an hour. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park visit app .

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. June in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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