Firstly I'd like to say I'm new to this forum because I'm just looking for travel tips, advice and trip planning resources.
I'm moving to Niagara Falls Ontario from Vancouver Island British Columbia. My trip will be about 4500 km, I plan to drive my car so that I will have transportation once I'm in Ontario.
I am leaning towards driving through the states and not Canada. I have done this trip with my family before but that was when I was only 9 years old.
I imagine it'll take me about 4 or 5 days. I'm not in a rush.
I am only 19 years old and haven't driven this distance on my own before, I realize there are risks involved, so I am going to be stopping every night and getting a hotel room to rejuvinate/have a safe place to sleep. Will my car be safe in most parking lots? I'll only have clothing and personal belongings inside.
Can anyone recommend a good route this time of year? I will be leaving when the weather forecasts are the most positive.