11 days in Utah & Houston Itinerary

11 days in Utah & Houston Itinerary

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Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Houston
— 2 nights
End: Houston

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 22nd (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, hike along Wildcat Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner.

Houston to Monument Valley is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston to Monument Valley, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for little chillier days in Monument Valley, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bluff, Goosenecks State Park
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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Off-Road Tours
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Queen's Garden Trail and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Explore hidden gems such as Fairyland Loop Trail and Rainbow Point. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, thentrek along Windows, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Landscape Arch, thentrek along Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
nights
Houston

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Visit 1892 Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Murdochs, &more). There's lots more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Houston, walk around Hermann Park, and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Houston travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Houston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in May, with highs in Houston at 84°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Galveston
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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