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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Sinawava Trail and Checkerboard Mesa. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. There's much more to do: trek along Riverside Walk, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park visit 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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect nights in Zion National Park to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queen's Garden Trail and Fairyland Loop Trail. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point, go for a walk through Paria View, and cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 79°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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