I need some road trip assistance, recommendations, and a few ideas for some great memories. I'm looking to see a lot of the amazing sites Arizona - you know the huge holes in the ground, crazy rock formations, and everything else. I would like to see things that people discovered that is less commercialized, but with the commercialized included - if that makes sense. Assistance is needed on cheap places to stay (motel or camping), places to see, and crazy adventures.
This is the general idea -
Day one: Arrive in Vegas - spend the night
Day two: - Leave at first light and drive to the Grand Canyon (Stopping at any thing in-between - need help!). Spend the night in the Grand Canyon area.
Day three: Leave at first light - again, and drive up towards Page, AZ and the amazing state parks (Assistance needed here definitely - can't see it all, but I want to make sure I see the best). Sleep anywhere that is interesting and cheap.
Day four: Leave wherever I am, driving back towards Vegas, but not ready to get there completely. I need a place to stay (Hotel or camping) that is between my Day Three location and Vegas (I'm traveling back to Vegas via a different route through the bottom half of Utah)- again stopping everywhere and any where worth seeing.
Day Five: Hang out in Vegas on Saturday - win some money.
Day Six: Fly back to Ithaca, NY
My trip is still in its infancy, but this is were I need help - Best routes, best lodging/camping, best memories.