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

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

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

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Hopi House. On the 15th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Bearizona Wildlife Park and Cathedral Rock. Popular historic sites such as Walnut Canyon National Monument and Chapel of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), view the masterpieces at Son Silver West Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel route planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Sedona by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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