My wife and I are planning on moving from Tampa to Seattle in a couple of weeks, and would like advice on our route, and any tips for sightseeing opportunities we could see to save our sanity during this 3k+ mile move. We plan to leave on a Saturday midday and hopefully arrive in Seattle on the Friday morning, which gives us 6 days of 10+ hours of driving a day, which we will need because with a car carrier I believe we need to stay at or below 55mph.
For the route, there seems to be two major decision points to make. The first is to stay on I75 through Atlanta, Nashville, St Louis, to Kansas City vs. more west through Montgomery, Brimingham, Memphis, to Kansas City. For this choice I'm learning towards the latter selection because I'm traveling through smaller cities, and since I can't go very fast with the car carrier the higher speed limits don't really matter for the first choice. The second choice I see is taking I90 vs. I80/I84 from Kansas City west to Seattle. From what I've read I90 may be an easier drive for my truck, but I'm not sure, as I've never driven west of the Mississippi river before.
Also, are there any sightseeing or other tricks we can use to keep our sanity during this really long trip?