My husband and I are planning a trip to the US next May/June. We are happy to be away for up to a month including transatlantic travel. I am trying to put together an itinerary which allows as to see as much as possible but without too many long days in the car just getting from one place to the next. I have spent some time reading the helpful advice posted here and so far my thoughts are as follows:
13th May - fly London to Phoenix and stay overnight
14th May drive to Sedona - stay 2 nights
16th May - to Grand Canyon south rim - stay 2 nights
18th May - to Page - stay 2 nights
20th May - to Zion NP - stay 3 nights
23rd May - to Bryce for 1 night (is this enough?)
24th May - to Torrey for 2 nights (via scenic Hw 12 if possible; not sure if I saw somewhere that it is not always open??))
26th May - to Moab for 3 nights
29th May drive up to Flaming Gorge - stay 2 nights
31st May - to Jackson / GTNP for 3 nights
3rd June - to Yellowstone NP for 4 nights
7th June to Salt Lake City for 2 nights (or would it be better to stopover somewhere on the way?)
9th June fly home with connection somewhere....
Does this seem a reasonable route and have we allowed enough time?
Is the route via Flaming Gorge more interesting than going via Park City? And which is the best route to get there? (My husband generally prefers to potter along smaller roads stopping to look at the view rather than taking the quickest route or more major roads).
Should we stay one night instead of 2 at GC? And/or 2 instead of 1 at Bryce? (This is already 28 nights away so I don't really want to increase it any more but our dates aren't fixed as yet).
Any advice / tips would be appreciated!