10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: San Diego

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 2nd (Thu), get great views at Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally stroll around Indian Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fairyland Loop Trail as well as Thor's Hammer. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Fairyland Loop Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce
Highlights from your plan
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

3
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.
Visiting Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Taylor Creek will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. There's still lots to do: cruise along Kolob Canyon Road, explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, hike along Watchman Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Kolob Terrace Road.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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