I'm planning on doing my first roadtrip some time in October. The total trip is about 2500 miles. I have 9 days and I will be going by myself. Here's a brief summary of where I plan on going.
Dallas,TX -> Hot Springs, AR -> Memphis, TN -> St. Louis, MO -> Chicago, IL
-> Minneapolis, MN -> Des Moines, IA -> Kansas City, MO -> Wichita, KS ->
I have several questions.
1. It's reasonable to do a 2500 mile road trip in 9 days for a newbie like myself?
2. What's the best time to travel in October? (ideally, I would like to see some nice scenery, but at the same time avoid potential snow)
3. Since this is my first trip, how does my itenerary looks? I would greatly appreciate any recommendation about possibly going through it in a different route. I don't have any cities that I must visit, but I want a good mixture of city and scenery on the road trip. If you guys can offer an alternative trip route (around the same vicinity), that would be great.
4. I hope you guys don't take offense to this question. Since I'm a member of an ethnic group, is there any area I should avoid? I believe that most people are nice, but I also realized that in certain area, people may not be as exposed to different cultures and race. If that's the case, I don't want to antagonize the situation.
Thank you all for your time and recommendation.