I'm finding this forum extremely useful planning for our own road trip this spring (end of May/beg June), so I thought I'd post our planned itinerary to get any advice.
We will have 14 full days for this trip, and counting the distance it's coming to about 1,481 mi / 2,384 km in total. We've never done a road trip quite this long so a bit worried if we will have too much driving, we really want to also have some time to enjoy each location. We've already dropped Arches, Canyonlands and Monument Valley to allow a bit more time in the destinations below...
Here's a rough plan of our itinerary so far:
Starting from Salt Lake City airport, drive south to Torrey for highway 12
Drive highway 12 to Bryce
Bryce (how long, must sees?)
Zion (how long, must sees?)
Grand Canyon (north rim or south, we are considering the south so we can walk down and see more of it)
Las Vegas (maybe stay an afternoon or one day)
Drive through Death Valley towards Yosemite, maybe stay in Bishop (we want to see Zabriskie Point, anything else amazing on the route?)
Yosemite Valley (how long, must sees?)
Drive to SF (due to time restraints this might be straight to airport as we've already visited SF)
We are trying to balance distance with what to do in each place. Do you think the amount of driving seems doable for 2 weeks? Also any tips what would be must see places along the route or best road options? Or do you think we have dropped off something amazing that's just around the corner and we definitely should visit?
Massive thanks beforehands for any replies, so looking forward to this trip!