8 days in Saint Joseph & Zion National Park Itinerary

8 days in Saint Joseph & Zion National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Saint Joseph & Zion National Park Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Attractions like Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge and Smithville Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Joseph side-trips: C.W. Parker Carousel Museum (in Leavenworth) and Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery). There's more to do: examine the collection at Remington Nature Center and do a tasting at Jowler Creek Winery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph road trip website .

Kansas City to Saint Joseph is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kansas City in July since evenings lows in Saint Joseph dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Weston, Smithville Lake, Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Jowler Creek Winery
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Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge ©
Remington Nature Center ©
Remington Nature Center
Smithville Lake ©
Smithville Lake

4
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 27th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, explore the striking landscape of Observation Point, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Joseph to Zion National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Saint Joseph in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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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