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

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

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Start: San Diego
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: San Diego

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Narrows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

San Diego to Zion National Park is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
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 11th (Thu), hike along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop and then trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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