10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, San Antonio & Zion National Park Itinerary

10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, San Antonio & Zion National Park Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, then contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Milpitas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milpitas in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Step out of the city life by going to La Cantera Golf Club and GO Rio San Antonio River Cruises. Explore hidden gems such as Mission San Juan and St Joseph Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Cottonwood Wine Tours, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, and don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio sightseeing app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in San Antonio to be much warmer, around 73°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Wine Tours ©
Cottonwood Wine Tours
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Angel's Landing, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail, and then stroll through Watchman Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park travel planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Zion National Park. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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