14 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

14 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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14 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Bluff
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 15th (Wed), get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally hike along Pothole Point Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at White Crack, then stroll through Confluence Overlook Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park travel route planner.

Chicago to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Canyonlands National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canyonlands National Park, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Great Gallery ©
Great Gallery

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Arches National Park, hike along Double Arch, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Moab are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Capitol Reef National Park: Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park , hike along Navajo Knobs Trail, head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, and admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in April, things will get a bit cooler in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Goblin Valley State Park
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goblin Valley State Park ©
Goblin Valley State Park
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

3
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Explore Bluff's surroundings by going to Blanding (Natural Bridges National Monument & The Edge of the Cedars State Park). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bluff day trip planning site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bluff in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Bluff: highs are around 67°F and lows about 37°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bluff

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blanding
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Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park