12 days in Utah Itinerary

12 days in Utah Itinerary

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Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Canyon Overlook Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Honolulu to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in May, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kanab online trip maker.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In May in Kanab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Queen's Garden Trail and Natural Bridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Fairyland Loop Trail, stroll through Sunset Point, and take some stellar pictures from Rainbow Point.

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Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Kanab - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Natural Bridge
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 26th (Tue), hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Windows and Landscape Arch. Escape the urban bustle at Double Arch and Pine Tree Arch. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, and don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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