8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southwestern Utah Itinerary

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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Narrows, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and ATV and Jeep Adventure Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, hike along Angel's Landing, admire the sheer force of Emerald Pools, and stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip planning app.

Chicago to Zion National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, Zion National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Inspiration Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature