We're interested in taking a road trip out west to see the Grand Canyon and Arches National Parks.
We were thinking of flying into Las Vegas (or Phoenix--does anyone have recommendations for which would be better?), then driving to the Grand Canyon, then up into Utah to hit up Arches National Park, then drive up to and fly home from Salt Lake City.
We were hoping to be able to do this trip in approximately 7-9 days. We're going to have our daughter with us, who will be about 8 months old at the time, so we would only really want to do light hiking. Suggestions on things to do in the parks, as well as stops we can make/things to see between destinations would be much appreciated. Also, how long should we "budget" to stay at each park?