3 Days Trip to Albuquerque and Sedona

Duration: 3 days Albuquerque Old Town
Mileage: ~1600
Starting point: Irvine, CA
States: AZ, NM
Budget for 6 people: $834 ($184 hotel, $250 gas, $350 food, $50 other)

  • Day 0: drive from Irvine, CA to Phoenix, AZ (360 mi, 6 h)
  • Day 1: drive from Phoenix, AZ to Albuquerque, NM (430 mi, 7 h)
  • Day 2: explore Albuquerque, NM; drive to Sedona, AZ (360 mi, 6 h)
  • Day 3: explore Sedona, AZ; drive home to Irvine, CA (470 mi, 7.5 h)

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4 Day Trip to Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, UtahDuration: 4.5 days
Mileage: ~1600
Starting point: Irvine, CA
States: CA, NV, AZ, UT
Budget for 2 people: $800 ($250 hotel, $200 gas, $250 food, $100 other)

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  • Day 0: drive from Irvine, CA to St. George, UT (400 mi, 7 h)
  • Day 1: visit Antelope Canyon, AZ (160 mi, 3 h); Horseshoe Bend, AZ (10 mi, 20 min); then drive to Monument Valley, UT (130 mi, 2.5 h)
  • Day 2: sunrise at Monument Valley, UT; Natural Bridges National Monument, UT (70 mi, 2 h, 3 mi gravel one lane steep road); sunset at Arches National Park, Moab, UT (120 mi, 2.5 h)
  • Day 3: Arches National Park; drive to Cedar City (300 mi, 5 h)
  • Day 4: drive back home (450 mi, 7 h if no traffic from Las Vegas)

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