8 days in Zion National Park & Moab Itinerary

8 days in Zion National Park & Moab Itinerary

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8 days in Zion National Park & Moab Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Springdale to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Angel's Landing, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park travel planner .

Cincinnati to Zion National Park is an approximately 8.5-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 Cincinnati to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in November: highs in Zion National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see Mesa Arch, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planning site .

Getting from Zion National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are slightly colder, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Double Arch, Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park

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