This is going to be my first planned road trip I plan on taking with my wife and another married couple, so I'm looking for all the advice I can get :) .
We've leaving from Orange County, CA and our whole trip will last 5 days and 4 nights.
I'm trying to recreate a similar trip my parents took me on when I was a wee lad, but I know I won't have enough time to hit up all the places, considering that trip went through Hoover Dam, Mesa Verda, Bryce Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and probably a whole bunch of other spots that I don't remember.
I'm thinking of leaving for Vegas in the morning and stay the day there since my wife has never been to Las Vegas, then leaving the next morning for the rest of the trip leaving 4 days and 3 nights to finish the rest of the trip. This is where I haven't filled in the details and really need some help planning.
I'm thinking from Vegas to Zion National Park, to Bryce Canyon, to Grand Canyon, then heading back home. But this is only a rough planning.
Anything more I can safely fit in on the five days? BTW, we don't plan on doing much in the way of hiking, this is more of a drive around and see the sights and relax type of road trip.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.