9 days in Utah & New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in Utah & New Hampshire Itinerary

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive

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Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip maker.

Boston to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Moab due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Moab in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.
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Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Salt Lake City — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Salt Lake City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Portsmouth.
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Historic Sites · Parks

Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park and then sample some tasty brews at New Hampshire Brews Cruise.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Portsmouth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Portsmouth is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Portsmouth hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Lincoln.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip

Lincoln — 2 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain, and then do a tasting at Hermit Woods Winery. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portsmouth in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Lincoln, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.
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