Route 66: Western Half

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

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
Extra days or side trips including Santa Fe or Monument Valley can easily be added
 Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
 Your entire package is ATOL protected

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!

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Day 1:
Fly into Dallas, Texas

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!

Fly into Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
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Day 2:
Begin in 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.

Approx 195 miles
Oklahoma City, OK
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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

Approx 260 miles
Amarillo, TX
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Day 4:
Halfway 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.

 Approx 115 miles
Tucumcari, NM

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Day 5:

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.

 Approx 180 miles
Santa Fe, NM
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Day 6:
Petrified Forest

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.

Approx 295 miles
Holbrook, AZ
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Day 7:
Take It Easy!

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.

 Approx 170 miles
Grand Canyon, AZ
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Day 8:
Grand Canyon!

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.

 Approx 290 miles
 Las Vegas, NV
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Day 9: 
Viva 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.

 Las Vegas, NV
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Day 10 
Nearing the End

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.

Approx 260 miles
Pasadena, CA
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Days 11-12
End of the Trail

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.

Approx 18 miles
Los Angeles, CA
2 Nights
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Day 13:
Final Morning

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.

 Fly out of Los Angeles
Day 14:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

Arrive back in UK
 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday!
Fancy an upgrade?

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

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

 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday!
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