Planning a trip mid-May for our family of four (2 daughters are 9 & 6 years old) for 1 week. No big hikes, nothing intense - just a taste of the parks as none of us have seen any of them before. I'd love suggestions and advice as nothing is booked EXCEPT our GC lodging. Trying to strike a balance between fun and sightseeing for our girls. They are reasonably active but my youngest definitely tires far quicker than the rest of us. My itinerary is taken from a trip my 75 year old dad took a few years ago with the thinking that my youngest and my dad have similar stamina ;)
Open to suggestions!
Tues - fly into PHX; stay in Scottsdale for pool & time change relaxation
Weds - drive to Sedona to overnight; pool, sight-see etc
Thurs - drive to GC; stay at Yavapai Lodge (already booked)
Fri - drive to Lake Powell - where to stay & what to see?
Sat - drive to Bryce Canyon - where to stay & what to see?
Sun - drive to Zion - where to stay & what to see?
Tues - fly back to BOS
We're trying to drive less than 4 hours in a day and we need direct flights back to Boston. We could change almost anything except our GC night. Kids get some motion sickness, so that limits us some. Thanks in advance for all your insight!