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Orange County to Zion National Park drive

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  Orange County
 Mt Baldy
 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
 Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
 Valley of Fire State Park
 Saint George
   Zion National Park 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Orange County to Zion National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Orange County to Zion National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Zion National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Orange County and Zion National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Orange County and Zion National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start at Orange County
drive for about 54 minutes

11:54 am  Mt Baldy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:25 pm  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

4:16 pm  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
drive for about 2 hours

12:11 pm  stay at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:25 pm  Valley of Fire State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:45 pm  Saint George
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:45 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

6:43 pm  arrive at Zion National Park

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Orange County to Zion National Park questions

profile  Mary asked:
Must see?  (1 answer)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Orange County, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Mt Baldy  (5 answers)
    Bridge to Nowhere  (2 mentions)
    questions about Mt Baldy:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mt Baldy?

Barstow  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino  (37 mentions)

Valley of Fire State Park  (11 mentions)

Saint George  (9 answers)
    Vermilion Cliffs National Monument  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Zion National Park.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Zion National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Zion National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Marnieta from Cleveland, Utah asked:
When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?  (3 answers)

profile  Brenda from Missouri asked:
Canyoneer boots, Keen sandals, or old tennis shoes for Narrows hike?  (3 answers)

profile  Elizabeth from asked:
What's the best time of year to hike in Zion?  (3 answers)

profile  Emilia from Gdansk, Poland asked:
Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Zion Canyon  (1 answer)

profile  Sheekha from asked:
Are hiking boots necessary now if I hike Angels Landing  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Zion National Park to Orange County drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Orange County to Zion National Park. Or get a full Orange County to Zion National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Orange County well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Orange County!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 428 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 47 minutes
Zion National Park is 1 hour ahead of Orange County
22 Orange County travel answers
5 Mt Baldy travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers
9 Saint George travel answers
73 Zion National Park travel answers


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