We're going to Vegas for a conference this August, and we figured we'd add a short family vacation afterwards. This is my plan so far
Day 1 - Leave Vegas, stop at the Grand Canyon, Stay in Flagstaff
Day 2 - Hit a couple of stops between Flagstaff & Albuquerque, stay there
Day 3 - Check out Albuquerque and maybe Santa Fe, drive down & stay in Alamogordo
Day 4 - Hit White Sands in the Morning, then go to Carlsbad Caverns and stay in Carlsbad.
After that, we need to head back to LA. I'd like to do it fairly quickly, but as we have 2 kids in the car, it has to be somewhat fun as well. Any recommendations as to what route to take back to Los Angeles, which sights to hit and what towns to stay in? The only thing I don't want to do is end up in San Diego, or the kids will never let us leave :-)