13 days in West Glacier, Utah & Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) Itinerary

13 days in West Glacier, Utah & Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) Itinerary

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West Glacier, United States
— 1 night
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Zion National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab, United States
— 3 nights
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West Glacier, United States — 1 night

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake, then explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the West Glacier trip maker.

New Delhi, India to West Glacier is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect West Glacier to be much colder, temps between 15°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park, United States — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Angel's Landing and then admire the majestic nature at Snow Canyon State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park travel tool.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from West Glacier in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
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For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 19 hour difference. You will leave for Salt Lake City on the 7th (Thu).
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Salt Lake City, United States — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then expand your horizons at Family History Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Salt Lake City with the Route module. You'll gain 19 hours traveling from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moab.
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Moab, United States — 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Landscape Arch). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, get outside with Chile Pepper Bike Shop, stop by Back of Beyond Books, and take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planning tool.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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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