We're doing a very long road trip from the East coast to Utah/Las Vegas and back and looking for helpful pointers on some of the must sees underway as well as advice on directions were it would differ from Google Maps. Most of the Sightseeing will be in the Utah/La Vegas area. As this is a longer trip, I'll post it in two parts, the way out and the way home. We're a bit short on time on the way out there, why there'll be some fairly long driving days.
Part 1 - driving from Washington DC to Eastern Utah (MOAB/Arches).
Day 1, Leaving home around noon, expecting to reach somewhere around or just past Cleveland before stopping for the day (I-270, I-70, I-76, I-80)
Day 2, Destination Madison or Milwaukee, WI - any suggestions/preferences? (I-80/90)
Day 3, Destination Bloomington/Minneapolis/Mall of America (I-94)
Day 4, Destination Sioux Falls (I-35, I-90)
Day 5, Destination Keystone or somewhere else close to Mt Rushmore via Badlands NP (I-90, 44, 16)
Day 6, Destination somewhere in CO ready to go West on the I-70 the next day (suggestions?)
Day 7, Destination MOAB, UT (I-70)
After seeing MOAB we got 2 days before we need to be in Bryce. We would like to experience Goblin Valley State Park, but also thought about Four Corners and Monument Valley - any good ideas to how we could include those if at all possible within reason?