8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park itinerary maker .

Boston to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Boston in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 31st (Wed), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Musuem, and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kanab trip planner .

Drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In July in Kanab, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Photography Tours
Kanab Heritage House Museum ©
Kanab Heritage House 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get great views at Fairyland Point, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Paria View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Kanab - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop