8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
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Newark
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newark trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Newark. In July, daytime highs in Newark are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

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Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Liberty State Park
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Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
Reeves-Reed Arboretum ©
Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Newark to Denver by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Moab online road trip planner .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Moab in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Moab, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

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River Rafting & Tubing

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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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 3rd (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, admire all the interesting features of Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

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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 4th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park visit planning tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
On the 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall.

Plan a Salt Lake City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Salt Lake City. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
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Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

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