I would love some help on a road trip my wife and I are planning this summer starting on 5th July. We would arrive in Vancouver and want to drive down to San Diego as the final stop for a few nights, and then to Las Vegas for one night at the end as this would be where we would fly home on 20th July. It would be 15 nights in total, and we would be travelling with our daughter who would be nearly 3 years old. We wouldn't need too much time in each place, maybe 2 nights Vancouver, 3 nights san diego as the major needs and then nights on the way where we need to sleep etc. My wife and I get bored easily so we won't be needing more than a night in each other place unless it is really wow.
We would hire a large SUV to make it more comfortable. I would want some advice on:
Is this distance too much to cover in 15 nights with a kid nearly 3 years old?
Would we do better to begin the road trip from Seattle instead of Vancouver and work down the coast?
I checked with car rental companies from Vancouver, and none of them will allow me to drop the car back to Las Vegas (we would be flying back home from Vegas airport). Do you have any advice on which car rental companies allow a pick up in vancouver and a drop off in Las Vegas? It seems we have to do the first drop off nearer the US border and switch cards, perhaps due to different country rules and the need to eventually get a Canadian car back to the home country.
Final question is this would be our first road trip ever, so we are clueless about the dos and don'ts so any tips no matter how small would be welcome!
Thank you so much for any help.