15 days in Bryce Canyon National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Bryce Canyon National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Bryce Canyon National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  34​h
End: Rochester

5
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.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, shopping, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park planner .

Rochester to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rochester in February, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

8
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.
Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Food Tours in Los Angeles--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 18°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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