32 days in Utah Itinerary

32 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
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Vernal
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Torrey
— 4 nights
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Panguitch
— 4 nights
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Springdale
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 4 nights

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and Meyer Gallery. Natural History Museum of Utah and Springville Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Utah Olympic Park, &more), Golden Spike National Historic Site (in Corinne) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's still lots to do: trot along with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, see the interesting displays at Museum of Natural Curiosity, take an in-depth tour of John M. Browning Firearms Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip website.

Dallas to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dallas in August since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters ©
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site

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Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Josie Morris Cabin, explore the ancient world of Canyon Pintado, take an in-depth tour of Western Heritage Museum, learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Uintah County Heritage Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at McConkie Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Ashley National Forest, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of McKee Springs Petroglyphs, then explore the galleries of Quarry Exhibit Hall, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vernal attractions planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Vernal by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get slightly colder in Vernal: highs are around 86°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Red Fleet State Park ©
Red Fleet State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get a sense of the local culture at RedRock Astronomy and Bret Edge Photography Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore John McConnell Math and Science Center and Moab Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Downtown Grand Junction (in Grand Junction), Fruita (Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey & McInnis Canyons Conservation Area) and Green River (Holiday River Expeditions - Utah Rafting Day Tours & John Wesley Powell River History Museum). On the 16th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, and shop like a local with Gallery Moab LCA.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vernal in August; daily highs in Moab reach 92°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Deep Desert Expeditions ©
Deep Desert Expeditions

4
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Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Visiting Capitol Reef National Park and Fremont Indian State Park and Museum will get you outdoors. Gifford Homestead and Anasazi State Park Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torrey: Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Gorge Trail & Cohab Canyon Trail), Escalante (Spooky Gulch, Peekaboo Gulch, &more) and Fishlake National Forest (in Richfield). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, stroll around Thousand Lakes RV Park, contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, and stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Torrey road trip website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Torrey takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get little chillier in Torrey: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Panguitch.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum ©
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

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Panguitch

Panguitch ©
Panguitch is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States. Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Rim Trail. Visit Cove Fort Historic Site and Butch Cassidy Childhood Home for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ice Cave (in Duck Creek Village), Paiute Trail (in Marysvale) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Inspiration Point, Bryce Amphitheatre, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest, hike along Red Canyon, and stop by Bryce Canyon Trading Post.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panguitch online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Torrey to Panguitch in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Panguitch

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

3
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Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Visiting The Narrows and Zion Jeep Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at David J West Gallery and Worthington Gallery. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at LaFave Gallery, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Sorella Gallery, and stroll through Angel's Landing.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Springdale vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Panguitch to Springdale by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Panguitch in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Springdale: highs are around 90°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Jeep Tours ©
Zion Jeep Tours

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Raven's Heart Gallery and Historical Kanab Library will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Red Pueblo Museum and Little Hollywood Movie Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water), Supai (Mooney Falls, Havasu Falls, &more) and Kaibab National Forest (in Jacob Lake). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with Kanab Tour Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and take a memorable tour with Kanab Zip Line.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanab online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. In August in Kanab, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Kanab Tour Company ©
Kanab Tour Company
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and Navajo National Monument. Get outdoors at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Hite Marina. Get out of town with these interesting Monument Valley side-trips: Blanding (Goosenecks State Park, Huck's Museum and Trading Post, &more), Bluff (Pioneer Cemetery, Bluff Fort Historic Site, &more) and Chinle (White House Ruins Trail, White House Ruin, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, trek along Wildcat Trail, stroll around Sandstone Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley journey planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
White House Ruins Trail
White House Ruins Trail

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