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

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

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

Start: Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​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 19th (Fri): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Zion National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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