5 States, The Land of Contrasts

5 States, The Land of Contrasts. 15 days/14 nights. Start: Albuquerque - End: Albuquerque.

  • Day 01: Arrival Albuquerque
  • Day 02: Albuquerque - Santa Fe
  • Day 03: Santa Fe
  • Day 04: Santa Fe - Durango
  • Day 05: Durango
  • Day 06: Durango - Bluff/Mexican Hat
  • Day 07: Bluff/Mexican Hat - Page
  • Day 08: Page - Bryce Canyon
  • Day 09: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon
  • Day 10: Grand Canyon - Chinle
  • Day 11: Chinle - Holbrook
  • Day 12: Holbrook - Window Rock - Gallup
  • Day 13: Gallup - Albuquerque
  • Day 14: Departure Albuquerque
day 1

Arrival Albuquerque

1 Day

30 km

Arrival and pick up the rental car at the airport and check in in the hotel. 


day 2

Albuquerque - Santa Fe

1 Day

100 km

Beautiful city at the Rio Grande with an picturesque Old Town Plaza, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the Sandia Peak Tramway, and more. Passing several famous Pueblos on the road te Santa Fe.


day 3

Santa Fe

1 Day

120 km

Santa Fe, a jumble of Indian, Spanish and American cultures. Visit the Palace of the Governors, the Museum of International Folk Art and a diversity of beautiful art studios. Side trips are possible to Los Alamos, the center of the development of the first atom bomb en to the Bandelier National Momument. 


day 4

Santa Fe - Durango

1 Day

440 km

On the road to Durango, Taos and Toas Pueblo are absolutly a must. This is probably one of the most famous Indian pueblos. Through the San Juan Mountains to Aztec and a visit to the old ruins of the erstwhile pueblos can be done. Just half an hour drive to Durango.



day 5


1 Day

The atmosphere of a cozy western town can be discovered. A visit with time to stroll around or a visit to the little mining town of Silverton, with the Narrow Gauge Train!

day 6

Durango - Bluff/Mexican Hat

1 Day

240 km

Mesa Verde National Park is only a 60 km west of Durango. Here you will find the famous and best preserved "Cliff Dwellings" of the erstwhile Indian culture. Afterwards via Cortez to Bluff and Mexican Hat, the entrance gate to Monument Valley.  



day 7

Bluff/Mexican Hat - Page

1 Day

280 km

Monument Valley wil definitely recall memories of the famous Western movies. It is possible to participate in a jeepsafari (optional). Afterwards, you travel through a gaunt region, where only live some Navajo - Indians, until you reach Page at the wonderful Lake Powell. 



day 8

Page - Bryce Canyon

1 Day

230 km

This morning, you can enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the canyons to Rainbow Bridge (optional). In the afternoon, you continue via Kanab to Bryce Canyon, one of the most beautiful and finest sculptured canyons of America. 


day 9

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon

1 Day

480 km

Rise up early and start with a visit to the world famous Hoover Dam. Further via Lake Mead to the impressive Grand Canyon. You might even be on time to see the breathtaking sunset. Lodgings in one of the hotels near the park. 


day 10

Grand Canyon - Chinle

1 Day

400 km

Take all the time you need to visit the most beautiful panoramas of the South Rim. An optional helicopter flight can be made. You leave the park through the east exit, via Desert View and the Watchtower. From Cameron, you drive to Tuba City, where the road crosses the Hopi Indians area. The Mesas are abandoned, but near the Second Mesa, a visit to het cultural center cannot be missed. Travel to Chinle. 


day 11

Chinle - Holbrook

1 Day

235 km

This morning, you can discover the Canyon de Chelly, an impressive nature park with deep, enormous canyons and giant caves in the rocks. After visiting "The White House", "The Mummy Cave Ruin" and "The Antelope House" are no longer strangers. Afterwards further to Holbrook with a stop at the Hubbell Trading Post.

day 12

Holbrook - Window Rock - Gallup

1 Day

240 km

Near Holbrook, you can visit the mysterious Petrified Forest, with the worlds biggest collection of petrified trees. Afterwards to Gallup with the possiblity to visit the Window Rock in the north or the Zuni Pueblo, one of the biggest in New Mexico, in the south.


day 13

Gallup - Albuquerque

1 Day

240 km

An interesting drive and several stops along the way: El Morro National Monument, the Ice-caves, the famous ACOMA pueblo, and back to Albuquerque for the last night. Treat yourself to a delicious goodbye dinner in one of the many restaurants. 


day 14

Departure Albuquerque

1 Day

30 km

The end of this self drive. Drop off the rental car at the airport and return flight. Individual prolongation with supplement. 


Standard hotels (0US00009)
is available starting at 1955 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.05.24 - 30.06.24 01.07.24 - 31.08.24 01.09.24 - 31.10.24
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1725 1779 1725
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 1955 2048 1955
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1105 1155 1105
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1390 1452 1390
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 3855 4045 3855
per child in parents room 2 - 12 (DACHD12) 34 34 34
per childr in parents room 13 - 17 (DACHD18) 275 275 275
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 164 164 164


  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more. 

Good To Know


Wings ‘n Wheels is offering a large choice of European and American carriers which operates daily flights to and from the USA and Canada, starting from Brussels and as well as from the main airports in neighboring countries.

International and eventual domestic flights are not included. Airlines work with flexible prices and availability does change quickly. Use the contact form below and send it to your travel agent (enter your postal code or city name or the name of your travel agency) and indicate accurately your travel dates (departure and return) together with the surname (family name), first name and date of birth of each traveler and Wings ‘n Wheels will search for the best deals, considering itinerary and pricing.


All self-drive itineraries can be amended and tailormade “ à la carte” to your wishes.


It is mandatory to present a NATIONAL driving licence with on the front side "Driving Licence". An international drivers licence is a translation only and not a valid document to rent a vehicle.