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Historic Route 66
16 Days day Self Drive
- Sears Tower Observatory desk, Chicago
- The Grand Canyon
- Lake Shore Drive - the official start to Route 66
Put your seat belt on as you travel back in time on the historic mother road - Route 66. Stop off in Chicago, enjoy lunch at a 1920's Ariston Café in Springfield, visit the home of the cowboys en route and catch a glimpse of London Bridge before living a stars life in LA. Don't forget your camera as you'll want to show your friends the photos of your journey on the famous Route 66!
Days 1-2 - Chicago
Spend time in the Windy City exploring the Magnificent Mile shops. On day 2, enjoy a morning briefing at your hotel to receive your full itinerary and driving directions before you hit the road.
Accommodation - Best Western Grant Park Hotel or similar
Day 3 – Chicago to St. Louis (300 miles)
Set out on the first leg of your adventure, across the Illinois farmland to St Louis, Missouri with its stunning Gateway Arch.
Accommodation - La Quinta St Louis or similar
Day 4 – St. Louis to Springfield (210 miles)
Leave the Mississippi River behind and travel along Route 66 through Missouri's beautiful Ozark region, to Springfield, arguably the birthplace of Route 66.
Accommodation - Best Western Deerfield Inn or similar
Day 5 – Springfield to Tulsa and Oklahoma City (310 miles)
Set off for Oklahoma City today, a major stop on Route 66, your drive takes you through the lands of the Native Americans.
Accommodation - Howard Johnson Inn Express Oklahoma City or similar
Day 6 – Oklahoma City to Amarillo (260 miles)
Travel through the land of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians today and arrive in Amarillo, the biggest city in the Texas Panhandle, filled with cowboys and self-made millionaires.
Accommodation - La Quinta Amarillo or similar (1 nt)
Days 7-8 - Amarillo to Alberquerque (270 miles)
Make time to visit Cadillac Ranch before leaving Amarillo. Drive along the old highway to Albuquerque, through the original hunting ground of the Comanche Indians. Absorb the history in the museums or spend time in one of the great local spas.
Accommodation - Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn or similar
Day 9 – Albuquerque to Santa Fe and Albuquerque (116 miles)
Take the short drive to Santa Fe today, known as the 'art centre of the Southwest', where you can browse art galleries and museums or take in some of the great outdoors at the SantaFe National Forest.
Day 10 – Albuquerque to Holbrook (260 miles)
See the unforgettable Petrified Forest National Park, home to thousands of acres of petrified trees, before staying overnight in Arizona's historic frontier town, Holbrook.
Accommodation - Best Western Adobe Inn or similar
Day 11 – Holbrook to Grand Canyon National Park (180 miles)
Travel through Navajo Indian country today to the unforgettable Grand Canyon. If you've got a head for heights, leave the rim for a hike into the canyon to get a real sense of its awesome scale.
Accommodation - Holiday Inn Williams or similar
Days 12 - 13 - Grand Canyon to Las Vegas (300 miles)
Follow Route 66 to Nevada today, through Williams and Kingman, stopping off at the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam. Then it's on to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Stroll down the famous 'Strip' taking in the fabulous themed hotels.
Accommodation - Imperial Palace or similar
Days 14 - 15 - Las Vegas to Los Angeles (290 miles)
Journey through the Mojave Desert today, stopping off at the ghost town of Calico before continuing to the end of Route 66 in glamorous Santa Monica.
Accommodation - Hacienda Hotel or similar
Day 16 – Los Angeles
Head back to LAX aiport for your flight.
- 15 nights hotel accommodation
- Room Only
- Holiday prices are in £'s per person based on twin occupancy
The hotels named within each itinerary are subject to change based on room availability. If a listed hotel is not available for your chosen dates we will substitute it for another hotel of similar standard and location, which will be confirmed to you in your welcome pack at the first hotel. Prices do not include park entrance fees, vehicle parking fees, meals or excursions unless otherwise stated.
Holiday prices are in £'s per person based on twin occupancy.
Regional Departures available. Please contact our Travel Centre Team for details.
Supplements may apply. Alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year.
Prices can increase or decrease, you will be quoted the up to date price at the time of booking.
The itinerary shown is for 2013 departures and may vary for 2012 periods. Please contact reservations for more information.
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