Dear Friends on TRIPADVISOR, would you please help pointing out as many flaws as possible in this itinerary? I particularly need your help in the routes. I tried to break up the drive so that I don’t have to drive more than 3 hour in one go. Please feel free to replace the point of attractions with something else as you see practical.
No, I haven’t booked a car (or SUV?), nor have I make any accommodation reservations. I know that time is tight. I guess we just have to live with whatever type of accommodation at a more expensive rate.
The number of days is flexible although I would like to cut short rather than expanding this itinerary.
10 mins drive to Arches National Park. Full day in Arches. Accommodation at Moab.
Pack lunch (as there’s nothing to eat nearby?).
Another half-hour drive to Grand View Point and then Mesa Arch.
About 2 hours drive from Mesa Arch back to Moab. Accommodation at Moab.
1.5h drive from Moab to Needles (US-191 S, UT-211W).
1.5h drive from Needles to Monticello (UT-211E). Accommodation at Monticello.
1.5h drive from Monticello to Mexican Hat. Lunch break at Mexican Hat.
2.5h drive from Mexican Hat to Page of Arizona (US-163, US-160W, AZ-98W, Coppermine Road, S Lake Powell Blvd, S Navajo Drive). Accommodation at Page.
Lake Powell, Glen Canyon, Horseshoe Bend
Do I have time to kayak at Glen Canyon?
Accommodation at Page
Morning tour of Antelope Canyon (North)
2h drive from Antelope Canyon to Marble Canyon (AZ-98W, US-89S, US-89A N)
Drive from Marble Canyon to Paria Canyon
1h drive Paria Canyon back to Page. Accommodation at Page.
1.5h drive from Page to Kanab (S Navajo Drive, S Lake Powell Blvd, S Lake Powell Blvd, US-89, S 100 E). Lunch break at Kanab.
1.5h drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon (S 100 E, US-89 N, N 300W, UT-12E, UT-63S).
Accommodation at Bryce or Hatch.
Grand Staircase-Escalante. Accommodation at Bryce or Hatch.
2.5h drive from Bryce to Torrey (UT-63 N, UT-12 E, UT-24 W). This is a scenic drive, correct? Accommodation at Torrey
1.5h drive from Torrey to Goblin Valley State Park (UT-24 E).
30 min drive from Goblin Valley State Park to Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon.
2h drive from Little Wild Horse back to Torrey (Goblin Valley Road, Temple Mt Road, UT-24 W)/
Accommodation at Torrey
Full day in Capitol Reef National Park. Accommodation at Torrey.
2.5h drive from Torrey to Spanish Fork (UT-24W to US-50W, I-15 N to UT-156S)
Accommodation at Spanish Fork.
1h drive from Spanish Fork to Salt Lake City International Airport. Fly home.