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

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

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

Start: Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Bryce Canyon National Park

4
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.
Visiting Bryce Amphitheatre and Rainbow Point will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rim Trail and Wall Street. Go for a jaunt from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water to see Coyote Buttes about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, and stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bryce Canyon National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Coyote Buttes
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 76°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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