8 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then hike along Oak Creek Canyon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sedona online travel route planner .

Newark to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: highs in Sedona hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 17th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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