Explore all five of Utah’s national parks, discovering geological wonders from legendary Bryce Canyon and Zion to the dramatic cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park by river raft, jeep, and guided hikes.

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 Delicate Arch, Arches National Park  Vista of Arches National Park. Credit: Fadhillah Azman  Rafting down the Colorado River  The Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park  Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park  Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah  Credit: James Lee  Panorama of Bryce Canyon National Park  Up-close view of hoodoos, Bryce Canyon  Along the water, Zion National Park  Overlook, Zion National Park

Utah’s National Parks: A Tailor-Made Journey

A Self Drive Journey From Arches to Zion

9 days from $3,445

Explore all five of Utah’s national parks, discovering geological wonders from legendary Bryce Canyon and Zion to the dramatic cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park by river raft, jeep, and guided hikes.

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or call 855-215-8690

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Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

Moab, Utah, United States

Great care is taken at this family-run inn to provide a welcoming environment, with the property offering a wealth of carefully considered amenities and facilities. Guests are treated to a full hot buffet breakfast each morning, and the hotel features a charming roof terrace overlooking Main Street. There's also a seasonal pool and year-round Jacuzzi, allowing guests to unwind after a day of exploring the area, with Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park all just a short drive away.

Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, decorated in warm hues to reflect the natural surroundings and featuring photography by local artist Tim Till.

Number of nights: 2

Capital Reef Resort

Torrey, Utah, United States

The Capitol Reef Resort, the closest hotel to Capitol Reef National Park, is located close to Hickman's Bridge and the Prehistoric Petroglyphs. The hotel is also in a great location for visiting the Grand Staircase National Park, Fishlake National Forest, Anasazi State Park and Goblin Valley State Park.

The 100 spacious rooms have cable satellite television and free high-speed internet access. From the hotel's restaurant there are beautiful views of the surrounding red rock formations. The hotel also features a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub.

Number of nights: 2

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah, United States

Bryce Canyon Lodge is listed on the National Historic Register and offers a range of accommodation, from motel-style rooms with balconies or porches, to suites and cozy, historic pine cabins, some with cathedral ceilings and gas fireplaces. All rooms are non-smoking, and TVs aren't provided in order to preserve and promote the peaceful ambience of the hotel and its environs.

Surrounded by the Ponderosa Forest, the main lodge is home to the rustic yet atmospheric dining room, serving an environmentally sustainable menu featuring regional specialities. There's also a gift shop at the lodge offering a selection of authentic Native American handicrafts, and a general store located at Sunrise Point.

Number of nights: 2

Under Canvas Zion

Springdale, Utah, United States

Located in a secluded red-rock canyon adjacent to Zion National Park, Under Canvas Zion strives to create a comfortable and stylish yet immersive experience in the heart of the Southwest. Inspired by the African safari experience, the light and airy canvas tents include daily housekeeping and fresh towels and large double beds, some with windows above them so you can enjoy the star-filled skies. Most have an en -suite bathroom and a wood-burning stove for chilly nights.

You can buy breakfast and dinner from the glampsite's own cafe, while lunchboxes can be arranged the night before if you're planning to head out for the day to explore the park's otherworldly landscapes. There are also dining options in nearby Springdale.

Under Canvas camps are designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using low-flow toilets, solar power, recycling procedures, and compostable materials to help ensure that the land is left untouched.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.