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

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

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

Start: Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Zion National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Zion National Park. August in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and then get great views at Sunrise Point. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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