Hi fellow TA members, we are planning a trip in late April/early May and I've put together an itinerary and would welcome any feedback. I've read through lots of posts and google mapped this route and am a bit unsure if it makes sense. We are mid-50s, in pretty good shape, but like to limit our hikes to 3 or 4 miles. Also like to start out about 8 am and call it a day around 4 or 5 to enjoy a cocktail in our room before dinner. Thanks so much for your help!
Day 3 and 4: Whether we start out from Bryce or Torrey, plan to arrive in Moab. 1 or 2 nights in Moab? Would like to see Arches NP, still on the fence on Canyonlands.
Day 7: Drive to Grand Canyon, south rim. We don't plan on doing much hiking here, if any. I've been before and my husband would like to see it since we are in the area.
Day 9: Fly home.
I'm unsure if we should overnight in Bryce, or Torrey for our 2nd night. I know that doesn't leave us a lot of time to see both parks, but since we are limiting ourselves to short hikes, I also don't want to leave too much idle time.
I'm also unsure if we need 2 nights in Moab, again for the same reason.
Lastly, does our route make sense? Maybe its totally nuts. And wasn't sure which forum to post to. Thanks again for your help!