I'm currently a senior in college with a job lined up after graduation but I want to take a few months to travel before I start. Here's my situation. My sister lives in Denver (I live in Maryland) and she would let me borrow her SUV in June, as she won't be working then. Furthermore, my girlfriend, who lives in Germany, wants to visit me and take a road trip with me. She prefers seeing "nature" rather than places like NYC, Boston, DC, etc. and this would be her first time visiting the US. She can only take two weeks off of school to visit me so I need to plan a trip that takes two weeks or less. Surprisingly flights from Amsterdam to Denver are pretty cheap so having my girlfriend flying directly to Denver would work out.
I have researched a bit and developed a rough draft of our plan. Denver will be our home base.
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO (2 days)
Arches National Park, UT (2 days )
Canyonlands National Park, UT (1 day)
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT (1 day)
Zion National Park, UT (2 days)
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (2 days)
Four Corners Monument, ... (an hour)
Mesa Verde National Park, CO (1 day)
Bridal Veil Falls, CO (1/2 day)
Black Canyon of the Gunnision National Park, CO (1 day)
Aspen, CO (1/2 day)
How does this list look? Is it doable within two weeks or is that too much? Total driving time would be around 29 hours. Also, are there any other cool places on the way that are worth seeing? I would absolutely appreciate any and all advice. I have just discovered this site and I find it very interesting and useful. Thanks!