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 Route 66: Western Half

16 day self-drive holiday experiencing half of old Route 66, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas

If you want to experience Route 66, but don’t want to drive the entire distance from Chicago, we have a shorter trip which might suit you. You’ll fly to Dallas Fort Worth and then drive to Oklahoma City to start your road trip experiencing some of the best parts of the Mother Road through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into Dallas and out of Los Angeles
You’ll drive approximately 1700 miles in total
 Includes Oklahoma City, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas
Your trip can be tailored to suit your needs. Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
 Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
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Day 1:
Dallas, Texas

You’ll fly into Dallas Fort Worth in Texas today and stay overnight here. Tomorrow you’ll head north to Oklahoma City ready to begin your Route 66 road trip!

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Dallas,
TX

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 2:
Oklahoma

Your Route 66 adventure starts here! Enjoy your first two nights here. There’s the Gold Dome building, the historic Automobile Alley area and the Bricktown district in the evening. We also recommend you make the short drive north on Route 66 to see Pop’s in Arcadia.

195
miles

Oklahoma City, OK

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 3:
Texas Panhandle

Route 66 cuts through the Texas panhandle - On the list of must-see places today is the Provine Service Station, Route 66 Museum in Clinton, U-Drop Inn and of course the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo

260
miles

Amarillo,
TX

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 4:
Half Way Point

Adrian, Texas is the midway point of Route 66 - a great photo opportunity. You’ll pass the ghost town of Glenrio on the Texas and New Mexico border. Tucumcari feels like an old 1950s town.

115
miles

Tucumcari,
NM

Historic
Motel

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Day 5:
Santa Fe Loop!

Santa Fe, the New Mexico state capital was on the original Route 66 from 1926 until realignment in 1937. The Santa Fe loop can be missed out if you prefer to follow the later alignment - in this case, you can drive directly from Tucumcari to Albuquerque.

115
miles

Santa Fe,
NM

Historic
Motel

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Day 6:
Through New Mexico

Drive west through Albuquerque and various small towns with some great old cafes, motels and gas stations and pass the Continental Divide before arriving in Gallup where you’ll stay in a historic hotel frequented by stars of the silver screen.

200
miles

Gallup,
NM

Historic
Hotel

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Day 7:
Petrified Forest

As you cross into Arizona you will want to spend a couple of hours at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert before you arrive in Winslow where you can take a photo “Standin' on the Corner” made famous from the Eagles song Take It Easy.

130
miles

Winslow,
AZ

4 Star
Hotel

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Day 8:
Grand Canyon

At Flagstaff you’ll leave Route 66 temporarily to head north to the Grand Canyon. Your hotel will be near the south rim and you’ll want to make sure you get to see sunset in this wonderful National Park.

140
miles

Grand Canyon,
AZ

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 9:
Back on ‘66

Today you’ll head back down to Route 66 and Williams, a wonderful old town known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. It has real wild west feel to it with some great shops, restaurants and bars. You can also see the Grand Canyon railway trains here.

60
miles

Williams,
AZ

Historic
Hotel

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Days 10 & 11:
Las Vegas (2 nights)

Whilst Las Vegas is not actually on Route 66, it is a great detour during your road trip. Enjoy the fun and entertainment this city has to offer.

If you prefer, you can miss Las Vegas and keep to Route 66 or you can visit Sin City and return to Route 66. Your choice!

220
miles

Las Vegas,
NV

4 Star
Hotel

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Day 12:
San Bernadino

Today you will leave the lavish resorts in your rear view mirror and get back onto The Mother Road. You’ll pass many old Route 66 towns including Barstow and Victorville, home of the California Route 66 Museum and tonight you’ll sleep in a concrete wigwam!

230
miles

San
Bernadino, CA

Historic
Motel

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Day 13 & 14:
Santa Monica (2 nights)

You’ll start the final leg of your journey to Santa Monica Pier, the western terminus of Route 66. Make sure you get a photo at the “End of the Trail” sign. You will stay in Los Angeles for 2 nights

70
miles

Los Angeles,
CA

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 15 & 16:
LA & Fly Home

Make the most of your final morning in Los Angeles today. Perhaps you’d like to see the famous Hollywood sign or walk down Rodeo Drive. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.

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 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday? Here’s a few ideas...
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Car
Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

Hotels
We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

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