My wife and I are planning a two weeks trip to the US (from September 6th to September 12th).
We plan to spend 6 days along the following (ambitious) trail:
Day one: landing in LAX, rent a car, drive to Santa Barbara. Night in SB.
Day two (afternoon): drive to Vegas. Night in Vegas.
Day three (afternoon): drive to Jacob Lake (Grand Canyon North Rim). Night in Jacob Lake.
Day four (afternoon): drive to Sedona. Night in Sedona.
Day five (all day): drive to S. Diego. Night in S. Diego.
Day six (afternoon): drive to OC. Night in the OC.
Day seven (morning): drive to LAX then Hawaii.
As you can imagine, we like roadtripping (!) but would like to have your opinion on our plan and whether is worthwhile giving up on some stop to have more time to enjoy the trip...the alternative would be giving up on the North Rim and drive from Vegas directly to Sedona. The North Rim was attractive to us because it is less crowded and also temperature are more favorable in this period.
Also: any recommendation for the car? I was thinking to a convertible (S. Diego-LA-S.Barbara) but I understand that will be not appropriate for the desert.