8 days in Zion National Park, Lake Powell & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Zion National Park, Lake Powell & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Zion National Park, Lake Powell & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  6​h
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Zion National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lake Powell trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Lake Powell. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lake Powell when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails
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3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lipan Point and Powell Point. On the 24th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Getting from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are much colder (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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