9 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

9 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwestern Utah holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to Joplin Regional Airport

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Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Riverside Walk, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Joplin to Zion National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Joplin in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 18th (Thu), stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Squaw Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanab travel route builder app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In February in Kanab, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 19th (Fri): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Rim Trail. On the next day, get great views at Inspiration Point, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then get great views at Sunrise Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In February, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Kanab - with highs of 40°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature