United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Recommendation: Beachfront in VA or MD walking distance to quaint downtown
  2. 2 Trip Report Helpp JKF to lyndhurst NJ
  3. 3 Want to relocate out of Houston and maybe Texas. To NC or TN
  4. 4 Attending a wedding on Nantucket !
  5. 5 Trip Report while helping you get the wonderful grin
  6. 6 Relocation Decision- Charlotte NC, Charleston, SC or Houston Texas
  7. 7 http://www.healthyapplechat.com/x-alpha-muscle-reviews/
  8. 8 How many days for Martha's Vineyard? And Cape Cod in general
  9. 9 San Francisco through Colorado Rockies
  10. 10 Trip Report Trip Report 2012 : 11 wonderful days in Alaska
  11. 11 Trip Report Visiting Oregon - Portland to Crater Lake
  12. 12 Yellowstone and Tetons in July 2016
  13. 13 Thinking of moving FROM Pittsburgh TO Seattle
  14. 14 Aussie family heading to the US for the first time
  15. 15 Lake Tahoe hotel with a lake view
  16. 16 Los Angeles Indefinitely
  17. 17 September trip Portland/Seattle
  18. 18 Road trip: Boston to Salt Lake City
  19. 19 Help Planning Zion/Bryce Itinerary
  20. 20 Boston waterfront Italian
  21. 21 Last minute Maine/New Hampshire trip
  22. 22 where to stop on the way from Montreal to Acadia
  23. 23 Kids Vacation Place
  24. 24 Trip Report Another Key West Trip Report, July 3 - 9, 2016
  25. 25 Napa valley getaway
View next 25 » Back to the top

Road Trip Out West from PA

Jump to last reply

I am not looking to spend a great deal of time in any of these places. My goal is to enjoy the drive and the scenery without hiking and camping or anything like that. Here is my proposed itinerary with a extra day or two for a leeway depending on how interested I am in certain sites. Looking for constructive criticism and why this wouldn't be plausible. What could be cut out to make it a better trip? Thank you.

Day One
Central PA to Chicago, IL 10 hours
Day Two
Chicago, IL to Sioux Falls, SD 9 hours
Day Three
Sioux Falls, SD to Badlands National Park, SD 4 hours
–2 hour loop at Badlands
To Mount Rushmore/Crazy Horse, SD 2.5 hours
–1 hour at Mt. Rushmore (cool at night)
To Rapid City, SD 1 hour
Day Four
Rapid City through Devils Tower to Billings, MT 6 hours
Day Five
Billings, MT to Yellowstone, WY 2.5 hours
To Grand Teton/Jackson Hole to Idaho Falls 3 hours
Day Six
Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City, UT 3 hours
Day Seven
SLC to Bryce Canyon/Zion 5.5 hours
Zion to Las Vegas 2 hours
Day Eight
Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon 30 min.
(2 hours at Red Rock, 13 mi scenic drive open at 6AM)
Red Rock Canyon to Hoover Dam 1 hour – 1 hour at dam (opens at 9, $7 to park)
if skip LV, Red Rock, and Hoover Dam, Zion to Flagstaff, AZ 4 hours
Hoover Dam to Flagstaff, AZ 3 hours
Day Nine
Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon, AZ 1 hour (see sunset and sunrise)
Grand Canyon, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ 1 hour
Day Ten
Flagstaff, AZ to Sedona, AZ 1 hour
Sedona, AZ to Albuquerque, NM 5 hours
Day Eleven
Albuquerque, NM through Oklahoma City, OK to Tulsa, OK 9 hours
Day Twelve
Tulsa, OK through St. Louis, MO to Indianapolis, IN 9 hours
Day Thirteen
Indianapolis, IN to Central PA 9 hours

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement