I am planning on doing a road trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, then to Bryce and Zion, then back to Vegas. I've never really done a road trip by myself before and I have some questions:
1. Will it be unpleasantly cold to visit these sites around Nov. 7-12?
2. Should I do the North Rim or the South Rim? Other than doing some easy-medium hiking, I don't have a particular agenda and don't feel like I need to see the Grand Canyon in a comprehensive way. I know the North Rim is much closer to Utah, but will it be too cold in November?
3. If I go to the South Rim instead of the North Rim, approximately how long will it take me to get there from Vegas and from there to Bryce and Zion? What about if I do the North Rim instead of the South Rim?
4. Can you give me a sense of how much time I will need to do Vegas/North Rim/Bryce/Zion/Vegas and Vegas/South Rim/Bryce/Zion/Vegas? Like I said, I just want to get a feel for these places and do a bit of hiking. I don't imagine I would want to spend more than a day or a day and a half at the Grand Canyon. I will be staying in hotels, lodges, or motels and not camping.
5. Any other advice for me? Any suggestions for cool/quirky/funky places to see, eat, and stay at along the way? Any reasonably priced accomodations you recommend? I'd love to spend under $100/night, or even less, if it's a great value spot.
Many, many thanks for your help!