One of our favorite road trip destinations in the world is the Southwestern United States. Out here you’ll find endless horizons and desert landscapes in a kaleidoscope of colors and unique rock formations.

Thrilling natural adventures abound including jeep rock crawling, hikes through narrow slot canyons, and ATV adventures over orange sand dunes. Desert landscapes and thrilling natural adventures will make this one of your favorite US road trip experiences.

In the full article you can find driving times, destination recommendations, and must not miss experiences as well as places to stay and interesting tours. We also included links to the in-depth posts and videos we have on relevant destinations or experiences.

What states are in Southwest USA?

For the purpose of this post, and organizing our US travel content in a way that makes travel sense, we define the Southwest region as being comprised of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Things to Note For Your Itinerary

– Adapt the itinerary based upon your departure and arrival times. – Plan for early days and late evenings. It will be tiring but so worth it to see as much as you can. – A national park pass will save you money in the Southwest.

Along the Way

This itinerary includes all four Utah national parks. Moab is where you will find of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. You could take a day off any of the mentioned areas if you want to fit them, as you will drive through there.

Swipe Up For The Full Itinerary

The itinerary for 3 weeks through the Southwest region of the USA will take you through Utah and Arizona starting and ending in Las Vegas. Add time before or after the road trip to explore Las Vegas. You’ll find activities for Las Vegas area on the last day in our blog.