What makes Route 66 America's most iconic self drive?
Experience one of the most renowned highways in the world, Route 66.
Journey at your own pace and enjoy your choice of sights, landmarks and monuments. Take in Abraham Lincoln’s first house, the cowboy culture of Oklahoma City, the fascinating Meteor Crater near Holbrook, the incredible natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon and entertainment capital, Las Vegas.
Route 66 Self Drive Itinerary (No. of nights & approx. driving time):
Begin your trip by saying hello to Sue, the largest and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the world; drop by Shedd Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium; and if you dare, experience Chicago’s Skydeck.
Known as the birthplace of Route 66, in Springfield, Missouri, you could visit underground caverns and the Crystal Cave, to view the Upside Down Well and Rainbow Falls.
Hit Oklahoma City and visit The Museum of Osteology or the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Yee ha!
Travel to the sprawling desert city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where you could take a ride on the famous Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway.
En route to Holbrook, Arizona you can stop at the eerie Petrified Forest National Park, home to thousands of petrified logs, or visit the fascinating Meteor Crater.
Hit the famous beaches of Los Angeles to round off your epic adventure. Popular Santa Monica has Pacific Park complete with rollercoasters and its famous Ferris wheel. For a spot of people watching and laid-back café culture, check out the eclectic boardwalks of Venice Beach, lined with its well-known fortune tellers, street artists and skateboarders. And of course Long Beach, where you can take a deep sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific or climb aboard the historic Queen Mary for a lively guided tour.