7 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

7 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Cedar City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at IG Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cedar City online journey planner.

San Francisco to Cedar City is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Cedar City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cedar City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Brian Head Resort
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Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Queen's Garden Trail and Wall Street. Get outdoors at Fairyland Loop Trail and Rim Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, get great views at Sunrise Point, take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, and take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cedar City in June, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and then hike along Watchman Trail. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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