We are a family with 2 small kids (5 year and 4 months) and are looking to get some advice on a trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon NP from San Diego over this coming Memorial Day long weekend.
Really appreciate all the help from everyone on this helpful forum. We are planning to stay at Hurricane for 3 nights and plan to cover Zion and Bryce as day trips.
1- Does it sound reasonable to cover Zion as well as Bryce Canyon in about 2.5 days that we will get? It seems Hurricane to Zion is about 30 minutes drive and Hurricane to Bryce is about 2 hours drive.
2- What would be the scenic drive route that we should take from Hurricane to Zion and Hurricane to Bryce.
3- Any specific ideas on planning our day at Zion and Bryce especially with 2 kids.
4- Traffic from Vegas towards I15 South is going to be really bad on the Memorial day. I am guessing it would be better for us to avoid 11am-5pm window. Any recommendations on this would be helpful. I would rather avoid heavy traffic and stay in Vegas for one night on Monday and start really early morning towards San Diego