5 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

5 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

Start: Page
shuttle + Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip planner .

Page to Zion National Park is an approximately 3-hour combination of shuttle and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Page in October, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, get great views at Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Great Basin National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, hike along Baker Lake Trail, explore the activities along Teresa Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpine Lakes Loop.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Great Basin National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Great Basin National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cave Lake State Park
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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Teresa Lake ©
Teresa Lake