9 days in Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Detroit

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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Detroit to Zion National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Zion National Park. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to 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

4
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.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's still lots to do: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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