16 days in Utah, Yellowstone National Park & Wentzville Itinerary

16 days in Utah, Yellowstone National Park & Wentzville Itinerary

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Moab
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Springdale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Drive to Wentzville
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Wentzville
— 1 night
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Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Attractions like Canyonlands National Park and Off-Road Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see White Rim Road, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

Saint Louis to Moab is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Moab. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Moab. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 11th (Wed): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Monument Valley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Springdale route site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Springdale takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and S Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser.

Plan trip to Yellowstone National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Springdale to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Springdale in May, plan for much colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Wentzville.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Wentzville

— 1 night
Wentzville is a city located in western St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll around Quail Ridge Park and then contemplate the long history of The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wentzville day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Lake City to Wentzville. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Wentzville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wentzville

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.