My dad and I are planning a 10 day roadtrip from Seattle to Minneapolis and need advice on the route. Any must-see things?? We're trying to spend a little bit of time (at least a meal) in all of the states in between (Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota).
Rough Draft (that is subject to change based on your advice):
Day 1: Land in Seattle midday; spend day in Seattle
Day 2: Spend morning in Seattle (pike place?); drive to Mt. St Helens; Drive from Mt St Helens to Oregon
Day 3: Drive from Oregon to Bruneau Sand Dunes (Idaho) to Shoshone Falls
Day 4: Drive to West Yellowstone. then to Yellowstone
Day 5: Yellowstone National Park
Day 6: Drive to Grand Teton - WY; drive to Hot Springs State Park - WY; stay somewhere in between Hot Springs and Mt. Rushmore
Day 7: Drive to Mt. Rushmore - SD; Then toward ND (Standing Rock?)
Day 8: Drive through ND (Stay in Fargo, ND)?
Day 9: Explore Minnesota
Day 10: Day in Minnesota. Fly back.
Thoughts? How much time should we allot for each place?