I'm currently looking at maybe going on a road trip around the western side of the US in Sept 2010. It's only in the early planning stage at the moment, so I'm hoping I can get some expert advice from some on here. I'm coming over from Ireland!
Very Rough Details so far: 2 or 3 weeks is possible for length of trip.
It'll be a national parks trip mostly, trying to avoid big cities bar flying into and out of them at the start/end.
Park's hoping to see, if it's doable (ie: without too much back tracking on the road):
Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon (4 days)
Bryce & Zion (2 days)
Grand Canyon (2 days)
Valley of Fire - or any others around the Vegas area (only city we might stay in as there seems to be quite a bit around it) (3 days)
Yosemite, Bodie Ghost Town - both pretty much a must, even though it's considerably out of the way (4 days)
As I said, there is room to manoeuvre on lengths of stay. But I'd really like to know from an expert is this sort of rough itinerary realistic, or what would you place a priority on and possibly skip.
Thanks in advance for help!