7 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

7 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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7 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Double O Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Arches National Park online tour planner .

Phoenix to Arches National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix in June, you will find days in Arches National Park are little chillier (95°F), and nights are colder (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hike along Shafer Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Upheaval Dome, and then stroll through White Rim Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

3
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Wash Trail and Goosenecks Overlook. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Capitol Reef National Park . There's lots more to do: hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitol Gorge Trail, and steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park online travel route planner .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Capitol Reef National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

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