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

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

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

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Park City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Detroit

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hidden Canyon and The Narrows. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riverside Walk and Watchman Trail. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Detroit to Zion National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get great views at Paria View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

3
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Provo River Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sundance Resort and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stewart Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Park City tour itinerary site .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Park City by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

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Side Trips

Kamas, Sundance, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Sundance Resort ©
Sundance Resort
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest ©
Provo River Falls ©
Provo River Falls

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