8 days in Moab & Albuquerque Itinerary

8 days in Moab & Albuquerque Itinerary

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8 days in Moab & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and RedRock Astronomy. Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Arches National Park. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Canyonlands National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab travel route planner .

Newark to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Moab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are little chillier (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Arch, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Appreciate the collections at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get some cultural insight at Canyon Road and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi & Loretto Chapel). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moab to Albuquerque takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Santa Fe
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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