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

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

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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riverside Walk and Hidden Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Kolob Terrace Road. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and stroll through Kayenta Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning site.

Minneapolis to Zion National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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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 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bryce Amphitheatre, trek along Rim Trail, and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Agua Canyon
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Agua Canyon ©
Agua Canyon

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kolb Studio and Moran Point. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. There's lots more to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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