15 days in Utah & North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in Utah & North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
3
Panguitch
— 2 nights
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
5
Moab
— 4 nights
6
Medora
— 2 nights
7
Bismarck
— 1 night

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, make a trip to Observation Point, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in August since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panguitch.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Panguitch

Panguitch ©
Panguitch is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get great views at Sunrise Point, thenhike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Paria View, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Panguitch road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Panguitch. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in August; daily highs in Panguitch reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Panguitch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, walk around Sandstone Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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

You can drive from Panguitch to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Panguitch in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 18th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 21st (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, take the plunge with Skydive Moab, soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moab travel planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Moab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Medora travel route planner.

You can fly from Moab to Medora in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get little chillier in Medora: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Unit
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue and then steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bismarck trip planner.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Medora in August since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to °C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites

Side Trip

On-A-Slant Village

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