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: Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hidden Canyon and Riverside Walk. Visiting Temple of Sinawava Trail and The Narrows will get you outdoors. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel route tool .

Philadelphia to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

2
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 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then trek along Rim Trail, then trek along Bristlecone Loop, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In June, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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