My new wife and I Are flying over to usa from uk next weds. First going to minnesota to visit family. Then flying into Denver and driving from there to san fran.
We would like to get as much site seeing in as possible. We have set a rough plan of denver to moab ut in one day with a hike up to hanging lake off i70 near glenwood springs. Then to moab ut taking a detour via a couple ghost towns one called Dewey.
After a whole day exploring around moab we were thinking head down to arizona to visit grand canyon and depending on time the meteor crater / volcano nearby. Staying in cameron.
From there a day driving to get to an over night stop near Rachel NV (wife is called Rachel so would be rude not to). Then heading to lake tahoe to visit family.
Finishing with a couple days in San francisco then flying home.
We land in denver on 11th and plan spending two days there, a whole day in moab to explore the parks. Day in tahoe and at least a day in San francisco. Flying home on 21st.
Do you have any reccomendations for places to go see do along that route and any advice? We have rented an automatic. It'll be my first time driving in the usa.
Wife doesn't drive sadly. Do you think it'll be too much to do in short space of time? I think I planned it as longest days are 5-6hrs driving not taking into account stops etc.
Hints tips anything appreciated. Motel advice?