My boyfriend and I are planning a short driving trip and would love some local advice if we are being too ambitious for distance and the weather conditions.
We would like to experience some or all of the following:
Start in Phoenix
Visit Taliesin (Scottsdale)
Route 66 (we were thinking Winslow - but I know it's in the wrong direction to LA so maybe another small town you'd recommend)
Some desert landscape
Las Vegas (1 night)
Finish in LA
We can land in Phoenix either the night of the January 2nd (10pm) or on the 3rd at noon. We need to be in LA on the 8th. This means approx 5 days travelling time.
As I mentioned not sure what sort of weather conditions we are likely to encounter, (we'd obviously like to avoid being snowed in,) and if it's likely to be adverse conditions perhaps we should modify our route accordingly. Similarly would you recommend hiring a 4 wheel drive in preference to a car?
Thank you in advance from a couple of Australians who are looking forward to driving on the wrong side of the road!