8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  19​h
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Poison Spider Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Double Down Bike Shop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and finally trek along Park Avenue Trail. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, appreciate the views at Castle Valley, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Moab is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Escalante.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Castle Valley ©
Castle Valley
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

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 30th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, take in breathtaking views at Zebra Slot Canyon, and then get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Escalante trip maker app .

You can drive from Moab to Escalante in 5 hours. Traveling from Moab in April, things will get a bit cooler in Escalante: highs are around 15°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature Parks Museums
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Escalante Interagency Visitor Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, then hike along Riverside Walk, and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa, then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 28°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa

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