32 days in Yellowstone National Park, Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Park City
— 2 nights
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Springdale
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip app.

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Park City.
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Park City — 2 nights

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Park City Mountain Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Park City: Salt Lake City (Room Escape Games, Temple Square, &more). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, stroll through Canyons Village at Park City, look for gifts at Park City Jewelers, and trek along Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Park City vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Park City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Park City at 23°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Springdale.
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Springdale — 3 nights

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Get outdoors at Zion Jeep Tours and Angel's Landing. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and shop like a local with LaFave Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Park City to Springdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Park City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Springdale, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.
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Kanab — 3 nights

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Many Pools Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kanab vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce.
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Bryce — 4 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Visiting Red Canyon Trail Rides and Peek-A-Boo Loop will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, and experience the excitement of Ruby's Horseback Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce trip planner.

Getting from Kanab to Bryce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanab in May: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 20°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hike along Rim Trail and then get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell — 2 nights

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Powell online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lake Powell, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 3 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. Take a break from the city and head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Monument Valley with an excursion to Goosenecks State Park in Blanding--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., take a memorable drive along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in May, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Deep Desert Expeditions. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Pine Tree Arch Trail in Arches National Park--about 36 minutes away. On the 24th (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Little Wild Horse Canyon and Island in the Sky. Take a break from Canyonlands National Park with a short trip to Off-Road & ATV Trails in Capitol Reef National Park, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, and take in breathtaking views at The Needles.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park road trip site.

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Utah travel guide

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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.
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