11 days in Utah Itinerary

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St. George
— 2 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
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St. George — 2 nights

St. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolob Canyons and Red Hills Desert Garden. Visiting Riverside Walk and SunSoker Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. George: Timber Creek Overlook Trail (in Zion National Park) and Zia Pottery Studio (in Ivins). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Temple, take a stroll through Kayenta, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. George online trip itinerary maker.

Des Moines to St. George is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in May: highs in St. George hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Navajo Loop Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Sunset Point and Queen's Garden Trail. Explore Kanab's surroundings by going to Natural Bridge (in Bryce) and Rainbow Point (in Bryce Canyon National Park). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kanab online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from St. George to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from St. George in May; daily highs in Kanab reach 76°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.
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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 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wildcat Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kanab in June, you will find days in Monument Valley are a bit cooler (87°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 3 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windows and Fiery Furnace. Get outdoors at Double Arch and Park Avenue Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, and don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in June; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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