I'm looking to start planning a Spring road trip across America from West to East starting in Seattle working my way down the east coast before then zig zagging across the US hitting a majority of states, having a mid point in Michigan where I'm going to be having a few days in Canada before coming back down and then doing the East side ending in Philidelphia. Now I have a basic Road State road map which has most of the major routes and roads from main town and cities to each other. Looking to find the best way to do this do I do it state by state I want to hit? Or do it stage by stage?
I'm looking at 6 weeks worth to do this in, driving myself with a friend and doing it cheap as possible hitting major landmarks and sights, as well as my hobby being Retro Video Games hitting all possible video game stores! (Reason why I'm skimping on food etc lol)