8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zion Country Off-Road Tours. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): cruise along Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then see Zion Country Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker website .

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Zion Country Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 55°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
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 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in April, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

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