16 days in Utah & Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Utah & Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Windows. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moab online sightseeing planner.

Denver to Moab is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., trek along Wildcat Trail, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley attractions planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Chinle

— 1 night
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chinle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Chinle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chinle when traveling from Monument Valley in April, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broken Arrow Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Wupatki National Monument in Flagstaff--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip maker tool.

Drive from Chinle to Sedona in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chinle in April: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 72°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. On the 5th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally explore the activities along Lake Powell. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Page online road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Page to be much hotter, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then get great views at Observation Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Page to Zion National Park by combination of shuttle and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in May, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.