Route 66 Holidays

Route 66 multi-centre driving holidays  2014, 2015

Driving down Route 66

If a holiday for you means a bit of history, exploring small towns and friendly people, a multi-centre holiday driving down Route 66 is highly recommended. The original ‘Main Street of America’, there are hosts of attractions on this ‘Mother Road’. Whether you like historic and informative, or weird and wonderful, most of the sights and attractions on Route 66 are right there. Say hello to the 20-feet tall Gemini Giant in Illinois, stop at The Dixie Truckers Home, get awed by The Chain of Rocks Bridge in Missouri, dig into Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard, explore Jesse James’ hideout in  the Meramec Caverns, swim at The Blue Whale in Oklahoma, spray paint graffiti on the cars at Stanley Marsh III’s Cadillac ranch in Texas, or stay at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, hold on to your seats on the many hairpin turns of the Sit greaves Pass in Arizona and take a stroll at The Santa Monica Pier in California. There are no dull moments on Route 66.

Do go through this suggested itinerary, although we can make adjustments to meet individual requirements –

 Day 1-2: From UK to the windy city Chicago exploring the Magnificent Mile shops. 2 nights at Best Western Grant Park (or similar) RO

Day 3: 300 miles drive on Route 66 from Chicago through Illinois farmland to the stunning Gateway Arch of St. Louis. 1 night at La Quinta St. Louis (or similar) RO

Day 4: Leave the Mississippi River behind to cover 210 miles to the birthplace of Route 66, Springfield. 1 night at Best Western Deerfield Inn (or similar) RO

Day 5:  Complete 310 miles on Route 66 to Tulsa and Oklahoma City covering the land of the Native Americans, and then the cowboys and outlaws. 1 night at Howard Johnson Inn Oklahoma City (or similar) RO

Day 6: Start from Oklahoma viewing the erstwhile lands of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians to cover 260 miles to the land of self-made millionaires, Amarillo. 1 night at La Quinta Amarillo (or similar) RO

Day 7-8: Visit museums or rejuvenate at local spas on the 270 miles down Route 66 from Amarillo to Albuquerque. 3 nights at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn (or similar) RO

Day 9: Marvel at the Great American outdoors at Santa Fe National Forest

Day 10: Drive 260 miles on Route 66 to Holbrook to view the awesome scenery at the Petrified Forest National Park. 1 night at Best Western Adobe Inn (or similar) RO

Day 11: Drive 180 miles on Route 66 to The Grand Canyon National Park. 1 night at Yapavai Lodge West (or similar) RO

Day 12-13: 300 miles through the Mojave Desert to the sights and sounds of the Las Vegas Strip. 2 nights at Circus Hotel (or similar) RO

Day 14-15: 290 miles on Route 66 to reach the home of Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, Malibu and Bel Air – Los Angeles. 2 nights at Custom House Hotel (or similar) RO

Day 16: Back to UK

Price per person for Route 66 holidays includes

  • UK – Chicago and Los Angeles – UK flights
  • accomodation
  • Airport taxes
  • All inclusive mid-size car hire.