5 days in Bryce Canyon National Park & Arches National Park Itinerary

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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Arches National Park
— 2 nights


Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 Scenic Drive has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sun), take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then stop by Ruby's Inn, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

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In October, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Arches National Park is known for nature, trails, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, stroll through Double Arch, trek along Windows, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Arches National Park at 25°C and lows at 6°C.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails