Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
I would like to take my father (he's 70, I'm 35) on a road trip in the SouthWest and would appreciate any feedback on the route I'm planning. Neither of us are local so this region is all new to us:
Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas (270 miles, 4 hours).
Spend the night in Vegas, gamble, see a show.
Day 2: Las Vegas to Flagstaff via Hoover Dam (250 mi, 5 hours)
Drive to Hoover continue on to Flagstaff.
Day trip to Sedona. (30 mi, 1 hr). Drive back to Flagstaff.
Spend night in Flagstaff
Day 3: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon (80 mi, 1.5 hours)
Drive to GC South Rim and explore viewpoints in GCNP.
Drive back to Flagstaff and spend night.
Day 4: Flagstaff to Joshua Tree (360 mi, 6 hours)
Drive from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree Nat. Park
Spend night in Joshua Tree
Day 5: Joshua Tree to Palm Springs (65mi, 1 hour) to LA (110mi, 2 hours)
Drive from Joshua Tree, stop for lunch in Palm Springs
Drive through to LA
Does this sound like a feasible plan ?
Am I missing any major points of interest on the route ?
Would it be better to spend the final night in Joshua Tree or in Palm Springs ?
Any suggestion for nice but not expensive places to stay in specifiied locations ?
Again, thanks for the help !