Hello everyone! My husband and I are in the early planning stages for a road trip next spring- 4/5/17 - 4/18/17 for us and our two kids who will be 9 and 7. We will fly from Buffalo, NY and rent a car. We have friends in Phoenix that we would stay with for one night, and then our main stops are- we want to see the Grand Canyon, drive to San Diego, spend 2 days at Disneyland and then drive up the coast as far as we can. We would like to spend a 1/2 day or two at the beach (any Southern California beach but preferably Newport Beach and Santa Barbara) if possible as well. I would love to make it to Washington state but realize that probably is a bit ambitious.
My main question is whether this is even possible, but also should we be planning to start in the Northwest and drive down the coast to have the ocean on our right side? Does it make a huge difference? We could do either way.
Thank you in advance for any advice! I realize this is very broad and a lot of information. Just want to get as many opinions as I can.