So I'm planning a road trip along the west coast and then around the east and up into canada. I'll be doing the trip alone, in winter, (6 weeks: December and half of January) and meeting friends etc. along the way in different cities. I'm 23.
(Since I cross many states I'll probably be posting this in other forums too)
My biggest concern is the driving conditions. I come from Australia, so I'm definitely not used to driving in snow and ice. I would consider myself quite an experienced and capable driver (for my age) - I've had a license for 6 years and done a 14000 km roadtrip around Australia - but snow I'm a bit apprehensive about.
Anyway this is a picture of my planned route:
I haven't bothered selecting particular roads, just typed the cities into google for a general idea. I would be doing 101 on the west coast though. I'll be renting a car in LA and dropping it off in seattle, then flying to chicago, renting a car there and dropping it off in NY.
Are there any legs that might be particular difficult/dangerous or susceptible to road closures, or just any foreseeable issues? Will I need snow chains?
Also any general suggestions would be much appreciated,