9 days in Southwestern Utah & Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Southwestern Utah & Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour planner.

Baton Rouge to Zion National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Baton Rouge to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Baton Rouge in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, look for gifts at Cocopah, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. In September, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.