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.
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You’ll fly into Dallas Fort Worth in Texas today and stay overnight here. Tomorrow you’ll head north ready to begin your Route 66 road trip!
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.
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
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.
Your trip includes the Santa Fe loop, which was part of the original alignment of Route 66 until it was re-routed in 1937 following an act of revenge by Arthur Hannett, the governor of New Mexico after he lost an election in Santa Fe.
Get an early start today for your drive west and you’ll pass many vintage motels on Route 66, especially in Grants and Gallup - be sure to take some photos. In Arizona, the Petrified Forest National Park is worth a few hours stop before you arrive in Holbrook, a typical Route 66 town.
Highlights today include the Jack Rabbit Trading Post, just west of Joseph City and Standin’ on the Corner in Winslow which is a tribute to the Eagle’s song “Take it Easy”. Try and get an early night today, you’ll want to be up early tomorrow to watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Conveniently your hotel is only minutes from the South Rim.
Sunrise over the Grand Canyon is even more amazing and definitely less busy than sunset. Spend a couple of hours enjoying the stunning views from the South Rim. Late morning you’ll drive approx 5 hours on Route 66 and past Hoover Dam to Las Vegas.
Spend a second night in Las Vegas - there’s something for everyone! The famous Las Vegas sign and plenty of resort hotels to enjoy. In the evening Fremont Street comes alive with stage performers and of course you can watch the wonderful Bellagio fountains on the strip.
You’ll drive through the Route 66 towns of Barstow and Victorville. Your day will end in Pasadena, where you can visit The Gamble House which was owned by Mr Gamble from the famous pharmaceutical company and famously used as Doc’s mansion in the Back to the Future film.
It's the final leg of your journey through Los Angeles. On the way you’ll pass some historic gas stations, motels and other items related to Route 66. You’ll end your trip at Santa Monica Pier, the western terminus of Route 66 and stay in LA for 2 nights.
Make the most of your final morning in Los Angeles today. We can recommend a bike ride from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach or perhaps you’d like to see the famous Hollywood sign or walk down Rodeo Drive. This evening you’ll catch your flight back to the UK.
You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.
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