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Southwest USA

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Southwest USA

What is a good 2week itinerary for southwestern USA ex Bryce Zion Grand Canyon lake Powell with kids?

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Sedona, AZ
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1. Re: Southwest USA

Start by reading this link from the top of this page.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28965-i411-k54540…

Salt Lake City, Utah
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2. Re: Southwest USA

Welcome to the TA forums Gila R.

That is a very broad question and has many possible responses. Besides the link RedRox sent you could also look at the responses under TOP Questions (top right column). Click on the one "How can I see all the Southern Utah Parks." There are several large and small loops listed from either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. There are maps included in each response as well which could give you a better visual with associated time driving and milage.

Generally 2 weeks would be enough to see most of the highlights without rushing.

If you have more specific questions please feel welcome to continue to pick our brains.

Edited: 12:52 am, December 22, 2013
Ohio, USA
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3. Re: Southwest USA

Yes, welcome to the forums, Gila.

It would also be good to know what time of year you are thinking of taking this trip as well as the types of activities that you and your family are interested in.

BTW, the link that RedRox is to a travel article on touring the Grand Circle...actually his link takes you to a forum post talking about the travel article, so here's the direct link to the article:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28965-c177493/Utah:U…

This article has links to the Top Question items that Kbec mentioned, so the article is sort of one stop shopping. Give it a read and check out the links in the article and you'll have a good sense of how to plan your visit.

Ohio, USA
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4. Re: Southwest USA

Correction, the travel article does not have a link to the Utah Top Questions (can't link to it) but it does direct the reader to the specific item "How can I see all the parks in southern Utah?"

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5. Re: Southwest USA

HI Gila, welcome to the forums and out west.

A couple of questions. How old are your children? What do they like doing? Also what month will you be traveling? The answers would have a large variance to the itinerary I would suggest.

In two weeks, you could reasonably visit all of Utah's national parks, Grand Canyon, and Lake Powell and not feel rushed.

The Moab area has mountain biking and river rafting for all ages and abilities, Zion is a hikers paradise, Mesa Verde will have awe inspiring cultural and historic sites. Places like Calf Creek Falls or Little Wild Horse Canyon would be fun and easy enough for small children. Give us a little more feedback and we can help tweak some activities and allotment of days. Sounds like a fun trip.

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