7 days in Utah & New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Utah & New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Utah & New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City


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2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Moab route planner.

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August in Moab, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and then admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe journey planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 84°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

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Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Rancho de las Golondrinas ©
El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Zion National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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