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Road Trip Out West from PA

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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

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