7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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7 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: San Diego

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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.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel route planner.

San Diego to Zion National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 29°F. You will leave for Kanab on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 24th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Old Paria, trek along Kanab trailhead, stroll through Squaw Trail, then stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Hollow Slot Canyon, and finally view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Hollow Slot Canyon
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Red Hollow Slot Canyon ©
Red Hollow Slot Canyon
Old Paria ©
Old Paria
Jacob Hamblin Park ©
Jacob Hamblin Park

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 25th (Mon), hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negro Bill Canyon Trail, then hike along Balanced Rock Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online journey planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Moab in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. While traveling from Kanab, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Turret Arch
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Negro Bill Canyon Trail ©
Negro Bill Canyon Trail
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Factory Butte, then head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, then explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, and finally steep yourself in history at Pioneer Register.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in November; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Factory Butte
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Pioneer Register ©
Pioneer Register
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Factory Butte ©
Factory Butte

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Bryce

Bryce ©
On the 27th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, then take in breathtaking views at Willis Creek, then get all the equipment you need at Ruby's Inn, and finally see a world frozen in time at Widtsoe Ghost Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce visit planning site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 18°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruby's Inn, Bryce Amphitheatre, Willis Creek
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Ponderosa Canyon ©
Ponderosa Canyon
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Willis Creek ©
Willis Creek

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