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

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

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

Start: Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 4 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

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Sinawava Trail and Hidden Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Brian Head Resort in Brian Head (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. And it doesn't end there: hike along Riverside Walk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and cruise along Kolob Canyon Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Zion National Park. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Brian Head Resort
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Fairyland Loop Trail. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, and then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In April, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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