18 days in Utah Itinerary

18 days in Utah Itinerary

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Jensen
— 2 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
7
Moab
— 2 nights

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Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. Dinosaur National Monument visitor center has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Jensen side-trips: Harper's Corner (in Dinosaur) and Sand Wash Basin (in Maybell). The adventure continues: trek along Jones Hole Trail, make a trip to Cub Creek Petroglyphs, get a new perspective on nature at Quarry Exhibit Hall, and steep yourself in history at Josie Morris Cabin.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jensen day trip planning website.

Douglas to Jensen is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Douglas to Jensen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Douglas in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Jensen, with highs around 86°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jensen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinosaur, Sand Wash Basin
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Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall
Josie Morris Cabin ©
Josie Morris Cabin

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City route maker.

Drive from Jensen to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jensen in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 92°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. The adventure continues: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., take a memorable tour with Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley attractions planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail. On the next day, hike along Murphy Point Trail and then take in breathtaking views at The Needles.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 3rd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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