8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Kanab
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanab online travel route planner .

Phoenix to Kanab is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect nights in Kanab to be cooler, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery
Denny's Wigwam ©
Denny's Wigwam

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.
Visiting Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail, get great views at Paria View, and take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bryce Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Horseback Riding Tours
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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