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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then hike along Rim Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bryce Canyon National Park. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park sightseeing planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 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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Pine Valley Chapel
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Pine Valley Chapel ©
Pine Valley Chapel

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