8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Visiting The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker tool .

Seattle to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Zion National Park. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at The Rock Stop, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then trek along Squaw Trail.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kanab are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
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The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

1
night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, then take an in-depth tour of Escalante Heritage Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Escalante trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Escalante takes 3 hours. In April, Escalante is a bit cooler than Kanab - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Moab trip planner .

You can drive from Escalante to Moab in 5 hours. Traveling from Escalante in April, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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