Hi, I will be making a trip to La from NYC next week, with a friend of mine. i have 8 days to do it until i fly back. We will be driving my friends car and then plan on leaving it in cali.

my "request"/ favor to you guys is if you can tell me how YOU would do this trip leaving some time for sight seeing. so name the places you would stop and check out/ routes you might suggest for a scenic drive. the only thing i guess i really wanna make sure is on my list to see is the grand canyon, and drop by vegas.
I greatly appreciate it.