My son and I are taking a road trip from Kansas City to Disneyland, CA. We have three days to get out there but I am also a photographer and would love to see some great scenic areas if at all possible. We plan to drive I70 West through Denver and then to Las Vegas but I was considering possibly driving to Monument Valley if its doable. We have to pick up my wife and daughter from Orange County airport around 2pm on the third day. I was going to head out on Monday Memorial day but could leave after work on late Sunday evening if needed.
The whole family is driving back home from Disneyland and plan to visit the Grand Canyon South Rim(first time seeing in person!) so any helpful hints there would be great especially hotels or place to stay (thinking two nights). A friend told me that after visiting Grand Canyon to head back to I70 to go home because the southern route home is not very scenic.
This is my first thread on this site.
I'd appreciate any help with driving tips, locations, or suggestions.
We normally fly into LAX but wanted to see some natural wonders (Grand Canyon, etc) and this would probably be our last time with some quality time with my son and youngest daughter as they are graduating High School this year.