16 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Arizona Itinerary

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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Observation Point, then stroll through Angel's Landing, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

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Vancouver, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in April, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 3rd (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Page trip planning site.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then look and learn at Lowell Observatory, then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, and finally stop by Addicted to Route 66. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park, get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and then explore the ancient world of Elden Pueblo.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff journey planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Sedona by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in May, with highs in Sedona at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phoenix holiday planning tool.

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in May; daily highs in Phoenix reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.