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

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

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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Arches National Park
— 2 nights

2
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: hike along Angel's Landing and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park vacation planning app.

Portland to Zion National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and finally trek along Rim Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, thentake a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, thentake in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, hike along Double Arch, thenmake a trip to Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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