6 days in Arches National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

6 days in Arches National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Arches National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h
1
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then hike along Double Arch.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip planner .

New York City to Arches National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Arches National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Arches National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Arches National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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