Last year my husband and I visited Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite NP and San Francisco on our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it and were thinking of returning to America next year to do another road trip. So far, the places we know we'd definitely like to visit are Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon. After seeing the ghost towns and the abandoned mines around Death Valley last year, we were interested in possibly visiting places such as Ely and Great Basin NP, however I realise these are in a different direction to Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon. Is it possible to combine them all somehow? And aside from these, where else could we visit? I know there are lots of national parks, but without overdosing on them, how do we pick the best, and are there any interesting cities or towns which might break it up a little?
We'll probably have around 2 weeks, although we are considering a few days in Chicago first and then flying from there.