I am moving from NY/NJ to CA this May 2016. I would like to get some advice on planning the sightseeing part of the trip. I have around 8-9 days for the entire trip(Sat - Sat). I do not have to see anything in either NY or CA(rem i am moving).
I am traveling with a friend which will help share the driving time, and another friend is planning to join us somewhere in between.
I am using the roadtrippers website/app for creating the trip, but it can't beat human experience and so am here.
My current trip plan is available here.
The major must see for me is the GrandCanyon and Salt Flats, and try to fill in as many sites as possible. I understand that sight seeing takes time and this is probably what i need advice on. I want help on how to arrange the things to see in a best possible manner and what should i avoid from my list to still have a worthy trip.
Driving wise, i am okay driving 8-12hrs per day(i know driving 8 hrs would become 10 hrs with breaks, i have occasionally driven between NJ to DC and back). I definitely plan to have 8 hrs of sleep and 1 hr for some basic exercise and shower etc. I am not good with camping materials and so plan to stay in motels/hotels every night.
Let me know what others think.