My hubby, son (12) and I are thinking of doing a national parks vacation next May/June. I found a nice tour suggestion online but need some advice on how to plan out our visit as far as timing. I have never done a big road trip since Iím from Hawaii. My husband is originally from Ohio but hasnít done a road trip since his college days in the 80ís and never one like this.
The plan is to start from Las Vegas and drive to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef (Kodachrome, Grand Escalante maybe), Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon and drive back to LV.
The online site estimated it as a seven day trip but I have no idea on how long it will take to get from park to park, how long we might want to be at each place, what city we will be near at the end of each day, etc.
I donít want to rush through but I also worry about our son being bored with a week of NPís if there are no activities for him to participate in.
My initial thought was to do an RV trip but Iím not sure about costs for rental/fuel, etc. , then finding places to park overnight for hook ups etc. Maybe driving a car is easier but can it be cheaper? That said, though Iíve never stayed at a motel before, I wonít mind as long as itís well maintained and safe.
Any help is appreciated!