9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Boulder City Itinerary

9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park & Boulder City Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Boulder City
— 2 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Lookout Studio. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yaki Point and Kolb Studio. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Powell Point, stroll around Indian Garden, get great views at Moran Point, and see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Grand Canyon National Park. In April, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 28th (Wed): stroll through Swamp Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ruby's Inn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): trek along Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 25°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Boulder City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Boulder City

— 2 nights

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Railroad Hiking Trail. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, explore the world behind art at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Historic Railroad Hiking Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Boulder Beach Campground (Lake Mead National Recreation Area), then see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town, and finally surround yourself with nature on Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder City online trip maker.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Boulder City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Boulder City. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Boulder City at 80°F and lows at 55°F.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips