I'm planning on a road trip from Dallas to Las Vegas (and back) in December. Trip duration would be around 11-12 days (12/20 - 12/30), with 2 full days & night in Vegas.
The initial draft of my itinerary is something like:
Day 1: Dallas to New Mexico (somplace close to Albuquerque, approx 550mi from Dallas).
Day 2: Stopover in Flagstaff. If time permits, sightseeing in Sedona.
Day 3: Visit Grand Canyon. I guess around 3-4 hours should be sufficient to see the GC. Will head to Vegas from Grand Canyon.
Day 4,5: In Vegas
Day 6: Travel to Bryce National Park. Overnight stay in Bryce
Day 7: Travel to Monument Valley, overnight stay
Day 8,9: Travel to Albuquerque. Planning to spend 2 days there and see places nearby (Santa Fe)
Day 10: Travel to Alamogordo (White Sands). Spend around 3-4 hrs in White Sands and then return to Dallas, stopping somewhere in between (?).
Does this sound like a resonable trip? I'll need some help with stopover destinations & budget accomodations along the route, anything I should cover or leave out.