5 days in Blanding & Vernal Itinerary

5 days in Blanding & Vernal Itinerary

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5 days in Blanding & Vernal Itinerary

Start: Sedona
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Blanding
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Vernal
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Sedona

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nights
Blanding

Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Blanding side-trips: Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, & more). Spend the 25th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Natural Bridges National Monument. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site and cruise along Moki Dugway.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blanding trip builder website .

Sedona to Blanding is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Sedona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blanding, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway, Bluff Fort Historic Site
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Photography Tours
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the mystery of McConkie Ranch, then appreciate the history behind Seasonally Decorated Dinosaur, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vernal travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Blanding to Vernal in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May in Vernal, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
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