8 days in Sedona, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Sedona, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Sedona
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fain Park and Yavapai County Courthouse Square. Change things up with a short trip to Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by The Sedona Fudge Company, and stroll through Bear Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary builder tool.

Atlanta to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Spas
Fain Park ©
Fain Park
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Doe Mountain Trail

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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 20th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sedona to Zion National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Hopi Point and Mohave Point. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, and hit the best photo ops around with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 45°F and lows about 15°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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