Touring Great Basin, Arches, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon national parks. (Links will send you to either official sites or Pit Stops for Kids reviews.)
Day 1-2: Drive from Reno NV to Great Basin National Park, NV via Hwy 50: The Loneliest Highway in America (approx. 7 hours). Explore Great Basin!
Day 3: Continue on Highway 50 from Great Basin National Park to Moab, Utah (approx. 7 hours).
Day 4: Explore Arches National Park and Moab. Take a hike, rent bikes, or shop in town!
Day 5: Explore Arches National Park and Moab. Consider a side trip to nearby Canyonlands National Park!
Day 7: Explore Mesa Verde National Park. Be sure to book tours of the ruins in advance!
Day 8: Explore Mesa Verde National Park.
Day 11: Drive Highway 64 from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona, AZ (approximately 2 hours). Explore Slide Rock State Park.
Day 12: Drive I-40 from Sedona, AZ to Las Vegas (approx. 4.5 hours).