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

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

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6 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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Zion National Park

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nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Virgin to see Buffalo Trails Trading Company about 40 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Angel's Landing and stroll through Kanarra Creek.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park visit planner.

In May in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Buffalo Trails Trading Company
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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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 16th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks 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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