7 days in Utah Itinerary

7 days in Utah Itinerary

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7 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip builder .

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Wildcat Trail, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, and then admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mexican Hat road trip site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Mexican Hat in 5.5 hours. In July, Mexican Hat is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moab.

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Wildcat Trail, Moki Dugway
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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 9th (Tue), look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop, then trek along Park Avenue Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moab online trip maker .

You can drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexican Hat in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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Park Avenue Trail
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Moab Rock Shop ©
Moab Rock Shop

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