Me and 3 of my friends are planning a road trip from Toronto to LA next august, all of us drive. I'm the main planner so I've already started looking at vacation and car rentals & prices from a couple months ago and I'm estimating $2000 (around $1300 necessities +spending money) per person for a 2 week trips( 8 days there, the rest transportation). we plan on renting a house cause it cheaper than getting 2 rooms at a hotel that's centrally located.
from what I've researched with the I-80 route through CHI, OMA, DEN, LV, LA on Google maps its around a 36 hr drive. we plan to leave either early Friday morning or Friday evening to reach by Monday morning with the least amount of unnecessary stops switching drivers every 3-4 hours. we plan to stop and sleep at some motels or something on the way so pretty much we're going to try to do 12-16hrs drive & the rest for sleep & wash, food, gas breaks. should have a few hours to spare in the mix so i was wondering is there any good points of interest along the way?
Is this a reasonable trip estimation time & money wise ? and if not are there any suggestions on how we can improve I want to plan this the best I can because I want everyone to enjoy themselves and the experience, 2 of my friends haven't even been out of Ontario so this is a first for them and my first road trip.
also is there anyone that has done this trip? and what was your experience like on the road? how long did it take you?