Hi, my husband and I plan to fly into Vegas late May, June or July and rent a car to see the sights in southern Utah. We will have a minimum of a week and may be able to add a couple days. We would like to throw a few nights of camping in there for fun and to save $. Some must dos for us are photography, hiking, canyoneering and whitewater rafting. Some may dos are stargazing, mountain biking, and mule rides. We are late 20s, early 30s, but pretty inexperienced at all of the above. We would like to stay in Vegas for 2 nights then hit at least Zion, Bryce and Moab. If we could work it in we would like to stop at north rim of GC, but would be willing to skip if other sites are better. So my questions for you experts:
Where should we camp for a night or two?
We don't want to spend everyday driving hours, so what would be the best way to spend our time at the parks?
What are the must see spots in between Zion and Moab?
Where should we whitewater raft?
any other itinerary suggestions that would be helpful?
Thanks so much in advance, I know all these questions have been answered before, but I can't seem to find much about camping.