I am looking at doing a road trip to some of the national parks to the east of Las Vegas with a friend at the end of May. We have 3 (maybe 4) nights and would like some help regarding what we can and should try and fit in and accom options.
3 night option:
Day one: Leave Las Vegas and travel to the Grand Canyon, I have struggled to find any cheap accommodation close by to the south rim that is still available. Seems all the hotels are charging about 3 times the price they are in Williams for example. For this reason we would look at staying in Cameron
Day two: Travel to Page to stay, via Monument Valley (is Monument Valley worth the detour, and how long will it take?). The alternative to Monument Valley would be to spend longer at the Grand Canyon.
Day three: Travel to somewhere like St George to stay via Bryce Canyon.
Day four: Do Zion Canyon and then return to Las Vegas for our evening flight.
An alternative would be to stay an extra night at the Grand Canyon and then go from Page to Las Vegas in the last day via the two Canyons (is this too far?). Our flight out of Vegas leaves at 11:55pm this night.
4 night option:
Day one: Leave Las Vegas and travel as far as Flagstaff or Williams (taking our time adn seeing the sights
Day two: go to the Grand Canyon and then onto Cameron that night
Day three: Same as day 2 above
Day four: Same as day 3 above
Day 5: Same as day 4 above
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know the time is a little limited but I would like to fit in as much as possible without spending too much time in hte car!!