I bought a car in Seattle and my wife is flying on on the 7th to go pick it up and drive home. She needs to be home by the 18th so she can take her time but rather than picking random even stops along the way I was also looking to get some info on good plces to stop and or stay -along the route. Assuming she will take the northern route (WA->ID->N/SD->MN->WI->IL->IN/MI->OH->PA->NY->MA->CT). So either 90 the whole way to go thru SD or 90->94->90 to go thru ND. There are options of going southern route thru CO or just thru IA instead of MN/WI but I have no idea pros and cons of any route.
To start, are there any recommendations as to places to stop along any of these routes?
My plan was for 10 days of driving as she would stay in Seattle Thursday night so only 300mi a day. However I think she wants to more play it by ear depending how she feels/how far she feel like driving each day as 300mi is like 4 hours a day and she may feel like driving farther on a given day.
Any help on where to stop, places to see, places to stay would be much appreciated.