I need to be in Phoenix for ideally Tuesday afternoon and I need to be well rested.
I've only ever driven Chicago to St. Louis.
I'd really appreciate some help planning my trip. I've heard it's a nice drive. The only attraction I can think of seeing is the Breaking Bad house, lol.
For some reason I want to leave tomorrow morning around 7am (Saturday) and drive to Amarillo Texas (assume I'll arrive 5pm). It seems like once I'm in Amarillo I have two options. I could get a motel and work until 10pm (I work online so this might make the most sense). The problem is the next day I will feel like driving all the way to Phoenix and it seems far. It doesn't seem like there is a good place to stop after this.
I can't figure out a good place to stop to make it a 2 day trip.
On Day 1 I could rest in Amarillo for an hour then go for Albuquerque and sleep there. Is that realistic? Then on Day 2 I could go to the Grand Canyon and see Flagstaff. If I sleep in Amarillo I wont be able to see the Grand Canyon.
That would be driving about 14 hours on Day 1. I'm using Google maps to figure this out and I think I might be making mistakes and the information they provide might not be accurate.