8 days in Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

8 days in Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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8 days in Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 29th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Inspiration Point, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Newark to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Bryce Canyon National Park. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
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.
On the 1st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 46°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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