8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor in Virgin (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Angel's Landing, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in January: highs in Zion National Park hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

4
nights
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.
Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Deer Valley Resort). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Square, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, you will find days in Salt Lake City are slightly colder (38°F), and nights are about the same (22°F). You will leave for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City, Backcountry Snowmobiling
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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