My husband & I are planning a road trip to the southwest in Sept. We've never been there so we want to see a lot. We have 3 weeks but I'm not sure if it is possible with the list I prepared. Plus I don't know how much time we need in each place. We're not going to do major hiking. We want to drive the best scenic routes by car. We'll do easy hikes when they present themselves.
In terms of budget, I was thinking of flying roundtrip into Las Vegas (from NY) & renting the car. I've never been to Vegas either.
This is my thinking so far. Depending what time our flight gets us in, we would immediately like to drive to the north rim of Grand Canyon. Then Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonland, Mesa Verdes, Taos, Sante Fe, Albuquerque, Sedona, South rim Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, then back to Las Vegas. I spoke to many friends about their experiences which made me believe I need to go to both north & south rim of the Grand Canyon. I've read about both places Also, is there anything I am missing? Anything I should eliminate?
I've been researching but I am so overwhelmed. With your experiences, I hope you can guide me. Thanks for any help.