My wife and I are planning out our winter trip and have come up with the below itinerary. This will be done in The winter over a 2 week period. My wife has some dietary restrictions hence all the suites. Please let me know what you guys think.
Day 1: Fly into PHX. We are planning on hitting up a supermarket and cooking most of the day so my wife doesn't have to worry about finding food on the road.
Day 2: Petrified Forest & Painted Desert. We will probably back-track a bit and stay at La Posada in Winslow.
Day 3: Canyon De Chelly then up to Farmington. Planning on checking in at TownePlace Suites.
Day 4: Chaco Culture National Park. I noticed they won't be running guided tours. Can we cover enough on our own? We'll head back to Farmington for the night.
Day 5: Durango. I've heard this is a nice town to walk around. We were planning on taking the train but it won't be running. Any suggestions of things to see in or immediately outside of town? We will probably stay at Homewood Suites.
Day 6: Mesa Verde. Staying in Durango for the night.
Day 7: Monument Valley. It'll be a long drive. I would like to stay in the park. Any recommendations on which hotel (I hear there are two?)?
Day 8: more of Monument Valley and on to Page. Thinking of staying at the Comfort Inn.
Day 9: Zion. Not sure what the weather will be like for this. Back to Page for the night.
Day 10: Bryce Canyon. Again not sure of the weather. Back to Pagefor the night.
Day 12: Grand Canyon.
Day 13: hang out in Sedona
Day 14: more relaxing
Day 15: fly out of PHX
Question is she we stay up around Zion or Bryce that one night between? Also what to do in Durango?
Any thing we've missed or knowing the weather, anything we should change?
Thanks for the help!