I am planning to drive from D.C. to southern CA during the week of Thanksgiving. My planned routes are through I-270, 70, 44, 40..., will go through the following states PA, OH, IN, IL, MI, OK, TX, NM, AZ. So far, I am planning to stop at the St. Louis gateway, Carlsbad Carvern in NM, and Sedona in AZ. Is it ok or good idea to visit Carlsbad Cavern and Sedona during this time? Any suggestion for other site seeings, national parks along these routes?
I am from southern CA, do you think if this is ok time to drive especially it is closed to winter? Worry about snow, thunder storms, fog, etc? Speedtrap states?