My 19 year old son plans to leave in two days with his GF to drive from PA to CA to his first military assignment. They would like to make the trip in 7 days. Right now, the route they plan to take is I-70 to I-44 because the two places they would really like to see are the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Then they will be heading to San Francisco. They would like to see some of the scenic route along the California coast but we are worried it will add too much time to the trip. My questions are:
1. Can this be done in 7 days without driving 12 hours a day?
2. Is there a better route than what they have planned?
3. Is there a scenic route from Las Vegas to San Francisco that someone can suggest?
4. Are they crazy to be making this trip without any hotel reservations each night?
Any help would be greatly appreciated for this worried mom!