8 days in Lake Powell, Southwestern Utah & Capitol Reef National Park Itinerary

8 days in Lake Powell, Southwestern Utah & Capitol Reef National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Page Municipal Airport, Drive to Lake Powell
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Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Moab, Fly to Tucson

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lake Powell online trip itinerary planner.

Tucson to Lake Powell is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in October, with highs in Lake Powell at 73°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes East Zion Jeep Tours. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with East Zion Jeep Tours and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On your second day here, hike along The Narrows.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Zion National Park. Traveling from Lake Powell in October, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Capitol Reef National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Capitol Reef National Park . Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitol Reef National Park , then take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and then stroll through Nature & Parks. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead and then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip