11 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Wilmington

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.
On the 14th (Thu), cruise along Zion Shuttle. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour planner.

Wilmington to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmington to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Wilmington in June, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
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 17th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 20th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary creator.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

few
hours
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 23rd (Sat), stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monument Valley itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Monument Valley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Shopping
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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