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Itinerary for : Vegas - Zion - Bryce - Antelope - Grand Canyon

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Hoy, we are making a family trip in April (2 adults, 3girls 13,11,10y).

Original plan was to go from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon back to Kingman (direction Los Angeles). However, after browsing the internet we feel like Bryce Canyon is a must (and visiting Zion and Antelope canyon would be nice as well). We re-arranged our planning getting one extra day (e.g. by dropping a pass through and stops in Death Valley earlier in the trip).

This is my planning now:

Day 1
08:00-10:45 - Las Vegas to Zion (02:45)
10:45-12:45 - Zion (02:00)
12:45-14:45 - Zion to Bryce (02:00)
14:45-17:15 - Bryce (02:30)
17:15-20:15 - Bryce to Page (03:00)

Day 2
09:00-09:15 - Page to Antelope (00:15)
09:15-11:15 - Antelope (lower) (02:00)
11:15-13:25 - Antelope (lower) to Desert View (02:10)
13:25-13:45 - Desert View (00:20)
13:45-14:45 - Desert View to GC village (01:00)
14:45-15:45 - GC village (01:00)
15:45-18:30 - GC village to Kingman (02:45)


Is there anything recommended we could do with the 2h planned stop in Zion?

Is 2h30 in Bryce sufficient to do a hike tour inside the canyon and drive to some viewpoints?

The first day is too long in my opinion. Knowing that the night before may be late in Vegas! And I prefer being at the end station not much after sunset (19:00), giving us also time to diner and go to bed on time with the children (pick-nic for lunch). I consider several options:
• Overnight in Kanab (1.5h less driving) during day 1. But next day we would be later in Antelope canyon which may end up in unpredictable waiting queues screwing up the planning of the rest of the day. Otherwise, being later in Antelope may give a higher (better) sun.
• Only a drive through in Zion (no or a short stop : Canyon Overlook trail?). Does a drive through only make sense? Would it not better to save time driving direct to Bryce?
• If we could make it before 18:30 in Page we could go to horseshoe bend to see sunset.

Following the planning of day 2, we have some extra time. Originally, I had the idea to drive also to Marble canyon that morning but due to the 89 road closure this becomes a big detour. I don’t know if the Cameron Trading Post is worth a stop. We could spend more time to the GC , visiting more view points but I believe the children will have seen enough ‘stones’ during these two days. Which should be compensated visiting amusement parcs in LA and San Diego.

I opt to go to lower antelope canyon because I read the queues are shorter and the visit is more ‘active’ (for the kids). We could go earlier in the morning, but don’t know if it makes sense.

Thanks for any advise!

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