8 days in Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

8 days in Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Durham

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emerald Pools as well as The Narrows. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hike along The Narrows and then take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planning website .

Durham to Zion National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Durham in March, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in March; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 57°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
On the 30th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wheeler Peak, hike along Alpine Lakes Loop, and then Head underground at Lehman Caves.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Basin National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Great Basin National Park can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak

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