Hi, after some great advice on the New England trip this year, I am no planning our next road trip for September /October 2020. I have the start of an itinerary and would welcome advice on scenic routes to take and any advice re realistic timescales.
Day 1 Arrive Denver International Airport And drive to Boulder CO. (50 miles)
Day 2 From Boulder Drive peak to peak highway to Estes park and drive trail ridge way. (80 miles)
Day 3 RMNP
Day 4 leave Estes park and drive to Glenwood springs (take I70 the most scenic highway ) 200 miles.
Stop at buffalo bills museum and grave.
Day 5 Glenwood springs
Day 6 Glenwood to Grand junction (colorado national monument) (80 miles) and onto Moab (130 miles) (Grand junction to Moab get off the i70 and then take highway 6 and then the very scenic 128 FILL UP GAS BEFORE YOU LEAVE GRAND JUNCTION
MOAB 2 national parks (ARCHES and Canyonlands)
Day 7 MOAB
Day 8 From Moab take 191 south through Blanding and onto bluff (100 miles) stay in bluff ?? Take side visit from bluff to four corners monument by taking 162 then 160. (50 miles)
Day 9 from bluff take 163 through the iconic monument valley over the border from Utah to Arizona. (Kayenta) stay around monument valley.
Day 10 build in a day for flexibility.
Day 11 From kayenta take 160 and the az98 to Page ( antelope canyon, horseshoe bend 100 miles.
Day 12 Page.
Day 13 Page to Grand Canyon south rim take 89 then 64.stay at el Tovar (165 miles)
Day 14 Grand Canyon
Day 15 drive Grand Canyon to flagstaff or Sedona? (100 miles) Consider 180 ?? Also consider 89 (stop at painted desert and sunset crater volcano) visit Jerome.
Day 16 Sedona
Day 17 Sedona to Tucson (consider a day of driving to take the scenic way and avoid Phoenix by going through tonto forest take 260 to payson then 188 towards globe an then pick up 77 all the way to Tucson) (275-375 miles) visits saqiaro park for cacti when in Tucson.
Day 18 tucson
Day 19 tucson
Day 20 Tucson to El Paso take the 80 to tombstone (western Movie stuff) 100 miles and then onto Bisbee 25 miles. Stay around Bisbee.
Day 21 leave Bisbee and then carry on 80 to pick up i10 to El Paso Texas 250 miles
(I10 is supposed to be very boring from Tucson towards Santa Fe and also onto Texas)
Day 22 day for flexibility
Day 23 drive El Paso to Santa Fe. (Take S.R. 28 and then 185 to hatch (chilli capital of the world) then pick up 187 taking you through old towns like Derry and arrey until you pick up i25 around the town truth and consequences at belen take the NM314 (350 miles)
Day 24 Santa Fe.
Day 25 Santa Fe to Texas (possible stop Lubbock buddy holly (300 miles)
Day 26 Lubbock to San Antonio (the Alamo) riverwalk (400 miles)
Day 27 San Antonio
Day 28 San Antonio
Day 29 San Antonio to Dallas (stop at Austin) 275 miles
Day 30 build day in for flexibility
Day 31 State fair
Day 32 Dallas to florida.