17 days in Southwestern Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

17 days in Southwestern Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
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Zion National Park

— 3 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 11th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Canyon, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Cleveland to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in September, expect nights in Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 18th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, then stroll around Jacob Hamblin Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanab trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kanab in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature