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  1. Default Driving round trip to LA from Indianapolis

    Trying to plan a 14+ day trip to LA from Indianapolis and and back. Would like to use I-40 out and I 70 back. What and where should I stop to see the great wonders of the trip!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO



    Without sightseeing, you have a 4 day drive each way. This gives you plenty of time to see things each way. Here is a partial "shopping list" of attractions near I-40 and I-70 for you to research:

    Grand Canyon NP
    Monument Valley
    Zion NP
    Bryce Canyon NP
    Canyonlands NP
    Arches NP
    Capitol Reef NP
    Joshua Tree NP
    Rocky Mountain NP
    Las Vegas
    Hoover Dam
    Pikes Peak

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    I thought i would try to make it to Ok the first day, and then try to see as many things on I-40 out to LA, like Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, going to visit my son for a few days and then go to Zion and Bryce Canyon. i have been to Las Vegas a few times but may stop there for the night. Do you have any recommendations of the other Parks that I shouldn't miss, i can be gone at least 16 days.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    I would not try to push past Joplin the first day. It's not wise starting out a long trip with a long first day. Second night should be Tucumcari and you should be able to make it to Flagstaff or the GC itself for the 3rd night. Allow a full day to see the GC properly, spend the next night in Williams. You can go all the way in to LA from Williams in a day - it may be best to do LV on the way back, and make the dam a day trip. You could go through Death Valley on the way to LV if you want. LV would position you for all the Utah parks, then move on to Colorado and home from there.

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