After browsing through a number of topics on this forum I take that this is a great place to ask for expert opinion on roadtrips routes, which is something I am currently in great need of advice for.
I am planning a relatively light cross country trip from New York City to California and back in early June. The thing is, due to scheduling issues, I will only have 10 days to carry it out. I will be traveling in a total party of 3 adults in a mid-size vehicle. The car is relatively new (2500 miles on it), so I take it this should not be a concern. However, what we have in mind is a safe yet scenic route through the states with ultimate goal of getting a flavor of California, specifically LA and San Francisco. We are also very interested in exploring Grand Canyon sight (not particularly Vegas itself).
Would it be possible to make it happen over the course of 10 days? I'd like to point out that we are prepared to spend 10+ hours of daylight driving and only comfortably stopping at rest areas and local hotels for the night sleepovers. Again, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Grand Canyon areas are of main interest to us. Can anybody kindly offer some guidelines on things we may need to know about before embarking on the trip of this sort?