My mate & I are arriving in LAX on 16th December. Our plan is to spend 4 nights in the Best Western on Sunset Plaza then drive to Phoenix, AZ for 4 nights then onto Las Vegas for 24th & 25th of December. This then leaves with 4 days to spend in the greater LA area, we depart on the 30th of December. We have been to LA before (Downtown, Hollywood & Santa Monica)
We are wondering;
is it realistic to drive from LA to Phoenix in 1 day (in daylight)?
where is the best place to base ourselves in Phoenix mid-week and what would attractions would you recommend for a 4 day stay?
is Las Vegas likely to be busy over the holidays?
Any hints, tips, advice, must-see attractions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.