10 days in Southwestern Utah & North Central Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Southwestern Utah & North Central Arizona Itinerary

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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Prescott
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Kolob Canyons. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and then get great views at Observation Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Atlanta to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (50°F), and nights are much colder (20°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Kolob Canyons ©
Kolob Canyons
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
Observation Point
Observation Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Fairyland Loop Trail, then trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally get great views at Paria View. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in December, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 36°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Jerome State Historic Park and Tuzigoot National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Doe Mountain Trail and Fay Canyon Trail. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to V-Bar-V Heritage Site in Rimrock, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Bear Mountain Trail, take a memorable drive along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and do a tasting at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

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You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then stop by Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Thumb Butte Trail 33. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Heritage Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at Phippen Museum, and then stroll around Fain Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prescott journey tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Prescott takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in December, plan for little chillier nights in Prescott, with lows around 27°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Thumb Butte Trail 33 ©
Thumb Butte Trail 33

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