High fellow road trippers, here i am looking for your input. I am leaving from NYC to LA next week and i need some advise. I have a land rover defender d90 which can handle the snow and although is not the fastest car, has taken me from nyc to flagstaff a couple of times. I have 6 days for the trip to Los Angeles, and i was planning to stay in Alburquerque for 36 hrs or so with some friends. For the trip from LA to NYC i have just 4 days. Here are my questions:
QUESTION 1. What is the best time/day of the week to leave nyc and what is the best route to avoid traffic, Verrazano Bridge?
QUESTION 2. Since i am going to Albuquerque i was thinking of taking route 66. Any other suggestions. I have some time to stop on the way. I am curious about the road from New Mexico to California, i have never done it. What is cool around there?
QUESTION 3. What is the best time/day and route to leave LA to avoid traffic?
QUESTION 4. What is the fastest way to come back from Los Angeles. I won't have much time. Can you give me two options.
Thanks so much, Manuel