7 days in Utah Itinerary

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Moab
— 1 day
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Moab — 1 day

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moab day trip planner.

Newark to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Newark in April since evenings lows in Moab dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 8th (Sat), trek along Fiery Furnace, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Windows. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tunnel Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park travel planning website.

Getting from Moab to Arches National Park by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, and finally hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in April; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 11th (Tue), trek along Watchman Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, trek along Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

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You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In April, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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