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

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

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

Start: Syracuse
Fly + Drive:  11​h
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Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Syracuse

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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.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip builder .

Syracuse to Zion National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Syracuse to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Syracuse in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Zion National Park. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, and finally stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 68°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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