Okay, so I need some advice on the best routes along with some questions answered about weather. I'll copy and paste my current itinerary below. I will be sharing the driving, although most of the driving will be done by myself.
(2/15 - 5AM) Leave Bay Area to Lake Havasu City [Drive Time = 9h 45m]
(2/16 - 11AM) Lake Havasu City to Flagstaff [Drive Time = 3h 25m]
(2/17 - 8AM) Flagstaff to Williams [Drive Time = 45m] to Grand Canyon (via train)
(2/18 - 11AM) Flagstaff to Phoenix [Drive Time = 2h 30m]
(2/19 - 9AM) Phoenix to Santa Barbara [Drive Time = 7h 45m]
(2/20 - Checkout) Santa Barbara to Home [Drive Time = 5h 15m]
Not too harsh of a trip I don't think (better than originally planned, which was bay Area to Flagstaff in one drive) but I have never been to this part of SoCal or Arizona. I know during the summer months the desert can bring a lot of hazards, but how is it during February? Is there anything I should know or just go by Google Map's directions? Is there any must-see things along the way?
Also, what type of weather should we prepare for in Arizona (Williams, Flagstaff, and Phoenix mainly)? We will be renting a car, so the weather may determine what type of car we end up renting.
Thanks for any replies, as you can see we're leaving in less than 3 weeks so it's crunch time on getting all of this together!