8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park travel route planning website .

Philadelphia to Capitol Reef National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Capitol Reef National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Capitol Reef National Park when traveling from Philadelphia in March, with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. Make the 19th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 20th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along Turret Arch, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab day trip planning site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in March, with highs in Moab at 62°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

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Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island in the Sky, and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip planner .

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
White Rim Trail ©
White Rim Trail