DH and I will be in Las Vegas at the end of July, and will have an extra 2 nights to see some of Zion and Bryce. Due to a chronic injury we won't be hiking, but want to take in as much scenery as possible by car or short walks. I've been reading all the great advice on TA but have managed to confuse myself, so am hoping to get thoughts and recommendations on our tentative plan below:
Day 1: Drive from Vegas to __________??? Is Springdale convenient enough for access to both Zion and Bryce? We'd prefer to stay two nights at the same place, but could break it up to do one night each if that'd be a lot better. And are there easy things to see on our drive to whichever town is recommended?
Day 2: Scenic drive through Bryce, and maybe sunrise and/or sunset
Day 3: Drive to Zion early AM; take shuttle to see main canyon; need to leave by early afternoon to drive back to Vegas and catch 6:30 PM flight home.
Is this crazy? DH really would like to see both parks since we'll be so close, but is there a better way to accomplish this? Like doing some of Zion on our Day 1 afternoon?