32 days in Utah Itinerary

32 days in Utah Itinerary

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1
Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
2
Vernal
— 2 nights
3
Moab
— 5 nights
4
Torrey
— 4 nights
5
Panguitch
— 4 nights
6
Springdale
— 3 nights
7
Kanab
— 3 nights
8
Monument Valley
— 4 nights

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and Golden Spike National Historic Site. 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: Provo (Provo Canyon Adventures & Provo City Center Temple), Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork) and Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Utah Olympic Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, shop like a local with Art at the Main Gallery, take an in-depth tour of John M. Browning Firearms Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Natural Curiosity.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City travel route planner.

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

Side Trips

Park City, Ogden, Lehi, Springville, Provo
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Outfitters ©
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site

2
nights
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

Side Trips

Jensen, Ashley National Forest, Canyon Pintado
Highlights from your plan
Red Fleet State Park ©
Red Fleet State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
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 John McConnell Math and Science Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey and John Wesley Powell River History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: McInnis Canyons Conservation Area (in Fruita), Downtown Grand Junction (in Grand Junction) and Holiday River Expeditions - Utah Rafting Day Tours (in Green River). 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, see the interesting displays at Moab Museum, and view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery.

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

Side Trips

Palisade, Fruita, Grand Junction, Green River, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Deep Desert Expeditions ©
Deep Desert Expeditions

4
nights
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 Highway 12 Scenic Byway 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

Side Trips

Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante, Anasazi State Park Museum, Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Fremont Indian State Park and Museum
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

4
nights
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 Paiute Trail (in Marysvale), Bryce Canyon National Park (Inspiration Point, Bryce Amphitheatre, &more) and Ice Cave (in Duck Creek Village). 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

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Cove Fort Historic Site, Paiute Trail, Ice Cave, Butch Cassidy Childhood Home
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
nights
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 LaFave Gallery and David J West Gallery. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, view the masterpieces at Worthington Gallery, 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

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Jeep Tours ©
Zion Jeep Tours

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Raven's Heart Gallery and Moqui Cave will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Kanab Library and The Red Pueblo Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Supai (Mooney Falls, Havasu Falls, &more), Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) 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

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Supai, Many Pools Trail, Coyote Buttes, The Red Pueblo Museum, Kaibab National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Kanab Tour Company ©
Kanab Tour Company
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Havasu Falls ©
Havasu Falls

4
nights
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 Bluff Fort Historic Site. Get outdoors at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Monument Valley side-trips: Bluff (Pioneer Cemetery, Twin Rocks Trading Post, &more), Chinle (White House Ruins Trail, White House Ruin, &more) and Blanding (Goosenecks State Park, Huck's Museum and Trading Post, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hite Marina, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get great views at Navajo National Monument, and stroll through Wildcat Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trips

Chinle, Bluff, Blanding, Hite Marina, Navajo National Monument
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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