We schedule a journey in the West of the USA of 2 weeks during next May.
We would like to see at once Yellowstone and various parks of Arizona / Utah.
We planned two alternative preliminary circuits. The first one contains an internal flight :
Day 1: flight for Yellowstone (Jackson Hole, Idaho Falls, Billings or Cody) depart from New York. Rent of a car.
Day 2 through Day 6: visit of Yellowstone.
Day 6: deposit of the car. Flight for Las Vegas. Rent 2nd car.
Day 7: Las Vegas-Gd Canyon. Visit of Gd Canyon.
Day 8: visit of Gd Canyon.
Day 9: visit of Gd Canyon. Departure for Monument Valley.
Day 10: monument Valley. Road for Moab.
Day 11: visit of Arcs.
Day 12: Canyonlands (flying by plane).
Day 13: road until Bryce. Visit of Bryce
Day 14: return Las Vegas and flight for New York.
The second possibility does not include internal flight, and avoids the change of car, the recordings of airports but includes many miles during two weeks.
Day 1: flight for Salt Lake City. Rent a car. Departure for Yellowstone
Day 2 through Day 6: visit of Yellowstone
Day 6: middle-road until Moab.
Day 7: end of the road and arrival at Moab.
Day 8: visit of Arcs.
Day 9: Canyonlands (flying by plane).
Day 10: road for Monument Valley and visits of Monument Valley.
Day 11: road for Gd Canyon. Visit of Gd Canyon.
Day 12: Gd canyon.
Day 13: Gd Canyon and road for Bryce.
Day 13: Bryce's visit.
Day 14: return to Salt Lake City and flight for New York.
We would like to have your advices concerning the feasibility, the interest of the circuit and the comparison / criticisms of both possibilities.
If in every case that seems to you too much, have you any ideas to reduce this circuit and make it feasible while keeping Yellowstone?
If we have to remove anything, which part should it be?
Thank you very much in advance for your helpful advices.