Hi there, I'm getting married next September and we plan to take a month off work and do an American road trip for our honeymoon. I'd like to see some specific places, namely Portland, Wyoming and Chicago (eclectic reasons) and other half wants to see the west coast (which I've done but obviously don't mind doing again, as it's so splendid). However, I am slightly concerned about two points of feasibility for this - a) is the route we've thought of insane, and b) will the weather already be too severe in the colder states to drive in October?
For a) we have thought of doing: Seattle-Portland-SF-LA-San Diego (if possible)-then up through Utah into Wyoming, through Nebraska and Iowa to Illinois, ending up in Chicago. Is this just ludicrously too much? We do have a whole month but even so. Please tell me if this is crazy!
b) He is an experienced driver who has driven long distances before but he will be driving solo (I can't drive) and has never driven with chains before. Will the northern states be a nightmare to drive in weather-wise by October or is this feasible?
Any and all advice really is much appreciated - we have things we want to see in an ideal world but are very willing to change them and be flexible. Basically I've been visiting the States for years and am in love with its cities, so do want to see lots of that, but also the vast expanse of a place whose outer limits are known to me but not its interior landscapes.
Thanks for reading anyway.