I've got tickets to fly into San Diego mid Sept and fly out of Las Vegas a week and a bit later. I have a US and UK driving licence, I have most experience of driving in small cities in the US (mostly coastal Carolina) but haven't driven for a year anywhere so am a bit nervous. My plan is for me and my boy to share the driving on a trip (he's more confident, if about as experienced with driving as me). My plan was to spend a few days in San Diego with mates then head off of a trip.
I was trying to split the drives up a bit and wondered if this seems an ambitious itinerary:
Drive San Diego-Joshua tree area and spend the night
Drive San Diego-Vegas and spend 2 nights
Drive Vegas to Death Valley and spend the night
Drive Death Valley to Laughlin/Kingman and spend the night
Drive Laghlin to Grand Canyon (South Rim) spend the night
Drive GC to Vegas
I was wondering how much of this would involve having to drive fast on big highways (boo) and how much on roads that would be scary in general. Or if there were any roads that would be good to use/avoid? And also if this looks like a realistic plan.
Thanks for any advice!