Hello. I'm looking for some feedback on my road trip itinerary. I think it's fairly comprehensive (in terms of major desintations) and efficient (in terms of time allocated to each destination). As outlined below, the trip is 11 days. I probably won't have anymore days to play with, so any suggested changes to the itinerary should be confined within an 11-day time frame. I'll be taking this trip with my girlfriend in May, September, or October, (yet to be decided). We're very active and would like to camp where possible. Your thoughts (including on WHEN to go) are much appreciated! Thank you.
THU night: LA to St. George
FRI: St. George to Zion in the morning; spend day and night in Zion
SAT: Spend day and night in Zion.
SUN: Zion to Bryce in the morning; spend day and night in Bryce.
MON: Leave for Cortez, CO; stop at Monument Valley for a hike along the way; spend night in Cortez.
TUES: Cortez to Mesa Verde in the morning; spend entire day in Mesa Verde; spend night in Durango.
WED: Durango to Chaco in the morning; spend day and night in Chaco.
THU: Spend morning in Chaco; Chaco to Roswell, arriving at Roswell in the evening.
FRI: Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns in the early morning; spend day in Carlsbad Caverns; overnight in Carlsbad.
SAT: Spend half-day in Carlsbad Caverns; head to Alamogordo and check in at hotel; take in sunset at White Sands.
SUN: Spend morning in White Sands; continue on to Tucson to stay with family.
MON: Tucson to LA.
(Note: I have a similar post in the New Mexico forum. I don't mean to spam the TA forums. I was initially going to limit my trip to New Mexico, but as time has gone on, I've developed and succumbed to some serious wanderlust.)Edited: 07 August 2014, 17:59