8 days in Hayward, Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Hayward, Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hayward
— 3 nights
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

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Hayward

Hayward is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Pescadero State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hayward: Pescadero (Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach & Bean Hollow State Beach), Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay State Beach & Miramar Beach) and Centennial Light Bulb (in Livermore). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at San Gregorio State Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Garin Regional Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hayward trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Hayward is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. June in Hayward sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Hayward

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, San Gregorio State Beach, Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, Centennial Light Bulb
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River Rafting & Tubing
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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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 2nd (Thu), trek along The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hayward to Zion National Park. Traveling from Hayward to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hayward in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), trek along Rim Trail, thentake some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, thenhike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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