We are planning a road trip to Albuquerque this April (possibly around the 17th, exact timing is still undetermined) to visit famly for a couple of days. We are wondering the best route home and what to see along the way. We plan to be gone 7 to 10 days. We are thinking of driving straight from the Bay Area to Las Vegas on Day 1. Then to the Grand Canyon on Day 2 and Day 3 to Albequerque.
On the way home some of the suggestions have been to see Mesa Verde in Co., travel around that area possibly to Bryce Canyon or go north to Moab instead. Either travel back to Las Vegas and home or go through Nevada, stopping at another relative in Picohe, NV then though Reno to home.
Our time is short so we don't expect to spend much time in any location - this is more of a drive by so I'm wondering given the time frame what is the best scenic route to take and sights to see? We have about 5 days to get home from Albuquerque to San Francisco.