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Historic Self-Drive Route 66

A complete self-drive tour of iconic Route 66 in 18 days

Historic Self-Drive Route 66

£ 3,495 from, per person

Chicago ¦ Springfield, IL ¦ St. Louis ¦ Springfield, MS ¦ Oklahoma ¦ Amarillo ¦ Santa Fe ¦ Winslow ¦ Grand Canyon NP ¦ Las Vegas ¦ Los Angeles

 

Check the “Itinerary” tab to see the day by day description of activities

Tour highlights

  • Admire the beaches, architecture and nightlife of Chicago.
  • Marvel at the epic scenery of the Grand Canyon.
  • Enjoy a hike through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park.
  • Experience the excitement and bright lights of Las Vegas.
  • Soak up the atmosphere, relax on the beach or go shopping in Los Angeles.

 

 

Chicago to Los Angeles (or vice versa)

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, a Travelisto trip is 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

 

You will love it! We would happily recommend this trip to anyone looking for an relaxing self drive break, hundreds wineries, quaint towns, fine food, outdoor activities and nightlife.
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At Travelisto we can put together any kind of package holiday will suit your personal taste and need, Contact our well experienced and keen travellers team and soon you might be sipping excellent Californian wine and enjoy the beautiful landscape!

 

  • Departure/Return Location
    Chicago to Los Angeles (or vice versa)
  • Important Notes
    Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Travelisto trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.
  • Main Destinations
    Chicago ¦ Springfield, IL ¦ St. Louis ¦ Springfield, MS ¦ Oklahoma ¦ Amarillo ¦ Santa Fe ¦ Winslow ¦ Grand Canyon NP ¦ Las Vegas ¦ Los Angeles
  • Incredible Moment
    Admire the beaches, architecture and nightlife of Chicago. ¦ Marvel at the epic scenery of the Grand Canyon. ¦ Enjoy a hike through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park. ¦ Experience the excitement and bright lights of Las Vegas. ¦ Soak up the atmosphere, relax on the beach or go shopping in Los Angeles.
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Insurance
    Internal Flights
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Guide
    Meals

Day to Day Itinerary

£ 3,495 from, per person
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Day 1 - Arrival to Chicago
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Chicago. On arrival in Chicago make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to settle in. You could relax in Millennium Park and admire its art installations and fountains, visit one of the city's museums or head out to a local pizzeria for your first taste of an authentic Chicago deep dish pizza.   Stay at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel or similar
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Day 2 - Chicago
Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring the 'Windy City', Chicago. There's plenty to do in this exciting metropolis; we recommend a trip to the Skydeck at the top of Willis Tower or, for a different view of the city skyline, take a boat trip on Lake Michigan at sunset. Stay at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel or similar
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Day 3 - Springfield, Illinois
This morning marks the start of your 3,945 km (2,451 mile) drive to California. Collect your car which comes fully-covered; road maps and a sat-nav are included. Heading out of Chicago on Route 66, your three and a half hour drive to the pretty city of Springfield, Illinois takes you through grassy farmlands and past small towns that dot the rural landscape. Springfield is Illinois' state capital and was the former residence of Abraham Lincoln. Making an early start allows free time to explore Lincoln's presidential museum, home and final resting place at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Stay at President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel or similar
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Day 4 - St Louis
Departing Springfield, this morning's two-hour drive takes you through rolling farmland and patchwork fields into St. Louis, Missouri. The afternoon is free for you to explore this historic city at leisure. There's plenty to see and do in St. Louis; the famous Gateway Arch represents the city's moniker, the 'Gateway to the West', and the City Museum and Lafayette Square are well worth a visit. Stay at Hampton Inn by Hilton St Louis Downtown at Gateway Arch, or similar
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Day 5 - St Louis
Today, you'll have a chance to explore St Louis. The City Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the National Blues Museum are great options to spend an afternoon exploring. Or, if the Cardinals are in town, you can watch a baseball game in Busch Stadium. Stay at Hampton Inn by Hilton St Louis Downtown at Gateway Arch, or similar
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Day 6 - Sprinfield, Missouri
Leave the Mississippi River behind and travel along Route 66 through the scenic beauty of the Ozark Mountains. The Ozarks are the second oldest mountains in the world and offer beautiful vistas and great walking opportunities for visitors. Around a four-hour drive from St. Louis is Springfield, Missouri, where you'll stop for the night. Stay at 4* accommodation in Springfield, Missouri
7
Day 7 - Oklahoma City
Today's journey sees you drive almost 483 km (300 miles) west to Oklahoma City — a journey of around five hours. Crossing the state border, you officially enter the American South; the land around you becomes increasingly arid and dusty as you pass through land that was once the haunt of American Indians, later the territory of cowboys and outlaws. On arrival at your hotel, tuck into a hearty meal and put your feet up after your long journey. Stay in 4* accommodation in Oklahoma City
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Day 8 - Amarillo
Your journey continues for another 418 km (260 miles) west across the state border into Texas to Amarillo. It's on this four and a half hour journey that you'll find some wonderful icons of Route 66, including the National Route 66 Museum, which is home to an array of antique cars, historical artefacts and a replica drive-in theatre. Stay in 4* accommodation in Amarillo
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Day 9 - Santa Fe
Continue your road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico; around a four and a half hour drive from Amarillo. You'll be driving through the former hunting ground of the Comanche; now the land of tumbleweed, cattle and cotton of the Texas Panhandle. You'll have the afternoon to explore Santa Fe, one of the oldest cities in the United States. Stay in 4* accommodation in Santa Fe
10
Day 10 - Winslow
There is plenty to see on your drive into Arizona; you'll pass Petrified Forest National Park, a huge landscape dominated by red, barren vistas of the Painted Desert and thousands of acres of petrified wood. Your destination today is the town of Winslow, which was a thriving town on the Santa Fe Railway and made famous by the Eagles' song 'Take It Easy'. Stay in 4* accommodation in Winslow
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Day 11 - Grand Canyon National Park
Today's four-hour drive will take you to the Grand Canyon, passing the world's first proven meteor crater en route. You may wish to stop in the town of Flagstaff for lunch, before an afternoon free to explore the canyon. Stay at Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, or similar
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Day 12 - Grand Canyon National Park
Spend a full day exploring Grand Canyon National Park. You may wish to take a helicopter trip over the canyon, take a hike down into the valley, or simply gaze in awe at the sight of the canyon at sunrise or sunset. Stay at Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, or similar
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Day 13 - Las Vegas
Continue your drive west for another 483 km (300 miles) into Nevada. It's worth making an early start as there's lots to see on this five and a half hour journey. Detouring from the main highway at Seligman allows you to travel along the original Route 66, which is peppered with abandoned motels, derelict gas stations, and the outdoor Route 66 Car Museum. Venturing deeper into the desert, you'll have the opportunity to stop at the Hoover Dam, which is located around 56 km (35 miles) south of Las Vegas. Stay at Vdara Hotel & Spa, or similar
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Day 14 - Las Vegas
Spend a full day at leisure exploring the spectacle that is Las Vegas. Visit one of the many themed casinos, admire the bright lights and take in a show from some of the world's most famous performers. Stay at Vdara Hotel & Spa, or similar
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Day 15 - Los Angeles
Complete your epic journey with your final 435 km (270 mile) drive to Los Angeles. A journey of around six hours, you'll travel through the Californian desert for much of the day, passing by the Mojave National Preserve; a sweeping desert landscape punctuated by wildflowers and Joshua trees. On arrival in Los Angeles, return your car to the depot and make your own way to your hotel. Stay in 4* accommodation in Los Angeles
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Day 16 - Los Angeles
Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring California's largest city, Los Angeles. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of shops, restaurants and nightlife as well as world-renowned art galleries, beaches and film studios. Don't miss a shopping trip to Beverly Hills, explore the celebrity haunts of Hollywood or just relax on the golden sands of Santa Monica. Stay in 4* accommodation in Los Angeles
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Day 17 - International return flight
Enjoy a last morning at leisure in Los Angeles then make your way to the airport in time for your onward flight.
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Day 18 - Arrival home
Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Map and Highlights

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