I am going to be driving out west next spring and have calculated costs but am concerned about drive time.
I drive a 2013 Ford Focus and get about 38-42 on the highway with two passengers and a light load. The cost isn't a main focus.
For anyone who travels a lot does this seems too ambitious in terms of time or not too crammed? Any input is appreciated. Or alternative state or national parks that would cut time. I was thinking each of these parks have their own personality and are all completely different so keeping that in mind, hit me with some advice.
My tentative plan is as follows:
Wednesday - leave MPLS and camp in the Badlands (SD)
Thursday - Drive from the Badlands to Arches in Utah and crash
Friday - Tour arches, maybe head into Price for dinner
Saturday - Cont. Arches Tour
Sunday - Drive to Yosemite
Monday - Hike
Tuesday - Hike
Wednesday - Relax and Enjoy
Thursday - Push hard for Denver and stay at a nice hotel
Friday - Hang out in Denver
Saturday - Drive to Lincoln or wherever
Sunday - End in Mpls
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!