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

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

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

Start: Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Bryce Canyon National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Queen's Garden Trail, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park visit website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bryce Canyon National Park. In May in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

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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