Southwest US map of best National Parks.
Map by Google, additions by Bugbog.
n.b. these locations are approximate. Before hitting the road check on a full size, zoomable map!
A possible two week Southwest US itinerary
Walking in Bryce Canyon, Utah, Southwest USA
1 night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2 nights in Zion Canyon NP (National Park), Utah.
2 nights in Bryce Canyon NP, Utah.
3 nights in Moab, Utah, after a long but stunning drive on Route 12 to/through Capitol Reef NP, Utah, and on Route 24 (mostly) to Moab. With Moab as base spend 1 day in Canyonlands NP, 1. 5 days in Arches NP, and half a day in Sand Flats Recreational Area on a bike, ATV or Hummer hired/arranged in Moab.
1 night in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, part Utah, part Arizona.
2 nights in Grand Canyon NP, Arizona.
1 night in Las Vegas = 12 nights.
The other two nights could be spent in Las Vegas recovering from an international flight or throwing the pension down the toilet, breaking the long Route 12/24 drive at Capitol Reef, adding Grand Staircase Escalante NM (National Monument) or Canyon de Chelly NM to the trip, or participating in some extra activity time in Moab – white water rafting, for example. Or a hundred other possibilities…