Hi! My husband and I are planning to do a 7-night round trip in 3rd week of October, starting and ending in Las Vegas (1st night in Vegas is necessary due to our late arrival). It has been our dream to come to this wonderful area and now we are afraid that we won't have time to see all the things that are on our wish-list:
- the Grand Canyon
- Monument Valley
- maybe Zion NP, but not necessarily
We have already booked 1 night at Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon - it's our 5th night of this itinerary.
We are starting in LV but ending in LA (where we have one last night, not included in the above mentioned 7-night itinerary).
I was thinking about something like this:
Day 1: Arrival to Las Vegas
Day 2: Las Vegas - Bryce Canyon (afternoon sightseeing)
Day 3: Morning BC sightseeing or Zion NP, then driving to Page, boat tour (?)
Day 4: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend, drive to Monument Valley, afternoon sightseeing
Day 5: Morning Monument Valley sightseeing, drive to the GC, sightseeing
Day 6: The GC in the morning, after that driving to LV
Day 7: LV - Death Valley - Las Vegas
Day 8: LV - Los Angeles
And what bothers me the most is accommodation in Monument Valley area - it's so expensive and limited. I know that day trips from Page are not recommended but maybe if we started early, say 5am, it would still allow us to see these natural wonders? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.