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
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Milpitas

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 don't miss a visit to 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 drive; or 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 · Tours · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

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 Palmer Course at La Cantera. Explore hidden gems such as Mission San Juan and Cottonwood Wine Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Steves Homestead, make a trip to Main Plaza, get a new perspective on things with GO Rio San Antonio River Cruises, and take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 9 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 · Scenic Drive