Hi, we are planning on driving from LA to SF on Sunday 2nd Feb 2014 we will be leaving from Hollywood. We are thinking about heading out Hwy 101 then down Route 27 (Topanga Canyon Blvd) to Highway 1 and then up the coast to Monterey. We are expecting this drive to take approximately 7 hours but would like to know what the best time would be for leaving LA. I am not sure what sort of morning traffic to expect on Hwy 101. Initially we were thinking to leave at about 8.00am. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.