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

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

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

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour itinerary tool .

Houston to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Houston to Zion National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in February, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 58°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Fairyland Loop Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Farview Point.

Make your Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in February, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 40°F and 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): get great views at Powell Point, hike along Hermit Trail, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park attractions website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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