8 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Monument Valley Itinerary

8 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Monument Valley Itinerary

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8 days in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Monument Valley Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Get outdoors at Zion National Park and The Narrows. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Phoenix to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow 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
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then stroll through Queen's Garden Trail.

Plan my day in Bryce Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Moki Dugway, don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Monument Valley journey builder .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Forrest Gump Point, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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