Hi, I'm new here but I've been trying to research a trip I've been wanting to do. My school has a program called "Senior Options" where seniors get a little bit over a month to do a project, usually an internship. I have already done multiple internships so I was toying with the idea of going on a road trip with a friend of mine. The main goal of the trip would be the documentation of it, as we are both photographers. I know it's a big trip, we'll probably do a small one over spring break to prepare, but we really want to do this and really just want to throw ourselves into it.
We'd start in New York (just outside of the city) and my dream was to hit Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco (I like to dream big). So now I'm trying to find out what actually is possible within our time contraints and within the law. At the time of the trip we will both be 17, I will have a NYS Senior license and my friend will have a NYS Junior license. I'm not sure which states we would be allowed to drive in, being under 18. We would want to schedule a trip that would be, at most, two weeks one way. So if anyone could help me with ideas of what to do in between, or if I should totally change my idea, or any knowledge of driving laws I would REALLY appreciate it, thanks a lot.