United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 http://www.thehealthvictory.com/iron-bull-edge/
  2. 2 https://healthyboosterspro.com/hl12-supplement
  3. 3 Michigan Auto Law
  4. 4 No Spam this morning!!
  5. 5 CEO Dollar Rental Car
  6. 6 Honeymoon Trip to California
  7. 7 Are you searching used car site?
  8. 8 Ideas for New York
  9. 9 Great OR beach house locations?
  10. 10 Pittsburgh to Richmond - Possible Routes?
  11. 11 Four Nights in Texas? San Antonio? Austin? Dallas?
  12. 12 Honeymoon on PCH
  13. 13 Shuttle, taxi or Uber from PGD to Boca Grande area
  14. 14 East Nashville or Hillsboro Village
  15. 15 Road Trip From Central PA TO CA (LA, California)
  16. 16 Early 2017 Broadway Banter - "Come From Away"
  17. 17 San Francisco transit options
  18. 18 Best Kids' Skiing <3 hours from Chicago?
  19. 19 South Beach, Miami Affordable Hotels
  20. 20 "Unique" New York City Experiences-Yours
  21. 21 Best ground transportation from Denver airport to Boulder?
  22. 22 Driving from San Francisco to Seattle late december/early january
  23. 23 First time visit to New Orleans: Hilton Riverside or New Orleans Marriott?
  24. 24 Best/Cheapest way to get to Copper Mtn, CO?
  25. 25 Driving from San Diego CA to Great lakes IL in FEB
View next 25 » Back to the top

Southwestern USA Trip- feedback requested

Jump to last reply

Hello fellow travelers,

I am planning a 9 day trip with my boyfriend across the Southwest (specifically Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico) in early October. We plan to fly into Phoenix and fly out of Albuquerque, driving a rental car to all the stops in between. Here's my tentative itinerary- can anyone give me feedback on whether this is doable in the time I've allotted, and whether the selected destinations are the best (and most efficient) use of our limited time? Any and all suggestions are appreciated- we have never been to this region of the country before.

Day 1:
AUS -> PHX (arrive 10am)
•pick up rental car (10:30-11am)
•drive to Flagstaff (11am-1pm))
•lunch, check into hotel (1pm-2pm)
•drive to Petrified Forest National Park (2pm-3:30pm)
•Enjoy Petrified Forest/Painted Desert (4pm-6pm), drive back to Flagstaff (6pm-8pm)
•Dinner, overnight in Flagstaff

DAY 2:
•Check out of hotel (4:30am)
•Sunrise balloon ride over Sedona Desert- breakfast included (5-10am)
•Lunch (11-12)
•Drive to Grand Canyon (12-1:30pm)
•Spend afternoon at Grand Canyon’s South Rim (2pm-7pm)
•Stargazing? any programs for this?
•Dinner, overnight at Grand Canyon South Rim (lodging suggestions?)

DAY 3:
•Breakfast at South Rim
•Spend the day at the Grand Canyon South Rim
•Mule ride, hiking trails, scenic drive?
•Lunch, dinner, overnight at South Rim

DAY 4:
•Breakfast, check out of hotel (7-9am)
•Drive to Monument Valley (9am-1pm)
•Lunch at Monument Valley (1-2pm)
•Afternoon in Monument Valley (2-5pm)
•Dinner, check into nearby hotel (where?)

DAY 5:
•Breakfast, check out of hotel (9-10am)
•Drive to Four Corners Monument (10-12pm)
•Lunch at Four Corners (12-2pm)
•Drive to Cortez, CO, check into hotel (2-3pm)
•Afternoon, evening, dinner in Cortez

DAY 6:
•Breakfast, check out of hotel (7-8am)
•Drive to Mesa Verde National Park (8-9am)
•Day at Mesa Verde, lunch at Mesa Verde (9-6pm)
•Drive to Durango, CO (6-7:30pm)
•Check into hotel, dinner, overnight in Durango

DAY 7:
•Breakfast, check out of hotel (8-9am)
•Morning in Durango? (9am-11am)
•Drive to Pagosa Springs, CO (11am-12:30pm)
•Lunch in Pagosa Springs (12:30-2pm)
•Drive to Santa Fe, NM (2-5pm)
•Check into hotel, dinner, overnight in Santa Fe

DAY 8:
•All day in Santa Fe (spa, cultural activities, etc)
•Overnight in Santa Fe

DAY 9:
•Breakfast, check out of hotel (10-11am)
•Drive to Albuquerque, NM (11-12pm)
•Lunch in Albuquerque (12-1)
•Drive to airport, drop off car (1-2pm)
•ABQ -> AUS

Thanks!!

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement