16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Jensen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Montrose
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

3
nights
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 2nd (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and then browse the collection at Family History Library.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Salt Lake City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Family History Library ©
Family History Library

4
nights
Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jensen: Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (in Manila) and Harper's Corner (in Dinosaur). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, explore the galleries of Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center, delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument, and steep yourself in history at Josie Morris Cabin.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jensen trip planner.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Jensen in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Jensen: highs are around 35°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Moab.

Things to do in Jensen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinosaur, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jensen to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jensen in August, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint ©
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

few
hours
Monument Valley

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. To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley itinerary maker.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 36°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

1
night
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Montrose Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Ute Indian Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, Inc..

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montrose travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Montrose takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Montrose

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Ute Indian Museum ©
Ute Indian Museum
Montrose Botanic Gardens ©
Montrose Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Sun), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip generator.

Traveling by car from Montrose to Pagosa Springs takes 4 hours. Traveling from Montrose in August, things will get little chillier in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the views from Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Buena Vista in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad ©

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