Route 66

Highlights
· Chicago
· Albuquerque
· Grand Canyon
· Las Vegas
· Santa Monica
Duration
16 days / 15 nights
Prices From
£ £1889
Introduction

Explore the Classic Route 66

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Itinerary


DAY 1: CHICAGO
Welcome to the Windy City! After checking in to your centrally located hotel take a wander down the famous Michigan Avenue.
Hotel: Essex Inn (Upgrade: Milenorth Hotel)
 
DAY 2: CHICAGO
Traveplanners recommends pre-booking your Chicago City pass for entry into Shedd Aquarium VIP, the Field Museum and Underground Adventure, Skydeck Chicago and many more attractions.
Hotel: Essex Inn (Upgrade: Milenorth Hotel)
 
DAY 3: CHICAGO
Today you could take an architectural-history walking tour, and then dine at Alinea (the most celebrated molecular-gastronomy restaurant in the U.S.). Or pay a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry, the biggest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.
Hotel: Essex Inn (Upgrade: Milenorth Hotel)
 
DAY 4: CHICAGO - ST LOUIS (300 miles)
Known as the Gateway City, be sure to visit the tallest monument in the USA, the Gateway Arch. Before settling in for the night why not experience one of St Louis' many breweries.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza St Louis Downtown (Upgrade: Doubletree by Hilton St Louis Union Station)
 
DAY 5: ST LOUIS - SPRINGFIELD (216 miles)
On route be sure to stop at Meramec Caverns limestone caves in Stanton, then arrive in Springfield, recognised as the birthplace of Route 66 in 1926.
Hotel: Best Western Coach House Inn (Upgrade: Doubletree Hotel Springfield)
 
DAY 6: SPRINGFIELD - OKLAHOMA CITY (286 miles)
Oklahoma's hip, spirited environment blends with it's deep Western heritage, creating an exciting destination steeped in culture and adventure.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Broadway Inn & Suites (Upgrade: The Skirvin Hilton)
 
DAY 7: OKLAHOMA CITY - AMARILLO (260 miles)
Before you cross into Texas be sure to stop off at the Route 66 Museum, full of nostalgic memorabilia. Next stop is the traditional Texan
town of Amarillo.
Hotel: Homewood Suites Amarillo (Upgrade: Courtyard by Marriott Amarillo Downtown)
 
DAY 8: AMARILLO - ALBUQUERQUE (285 miles)
Welcome to New Mexico, in Albuquerque you'll find a rich tapestry of Native American and Hispanic Culture. Head to historic Old Town tonight and admire the old churches, quaint shops and piazzas.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn (Upgrade: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town)
 
DAY 9: ALBUQUERQUE - HOLBROOK (235 miles)
During your journey to Holbrook you'll pass through the Petrified Forest National Park, the only National Park on the historic Route 66.
Hotel: Howard Johnson Holbrook (Upgrade: Best Western Arizonian Inn)
 
DAY 10: HOLBROOK - GRAND CANYON (178 miles)
The unique wonder that is the Grand Canyon offers truely spectacular views of it's awe inspiring
landscape.
Hotel: Canyon Plaza Resort (Upgrade: El Tovar)
 
DAY 11: GRAND CANYON - LAS VEGAS (275 miles)
Start bright and early and begin your journey to sin city! On arrival in Las Vegas be sure to stop for a great photo opportunity at the Las Vegas sign. Take a walk along Las Vegas Boulevard and be sure to stop at the fountains at Bellagio for a spectacular show.
Hotel: Excalibur (Upgrade: Vdara)
 
DAY 12: LAS VEGAS
We recommend pre-booking a once in a lifetime helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon for something special. For the less adventurous, why not spend your last night in Las Vegas in style, experiencing one of the many amazing shows on
offer.
Hotel: Excalibur (Upgrade: Vdara)
 
DAY 13: LAS VEGAS - LOS ANGELES (269 miles)
On your approach into LA swing by Griffith Park and get a great view point of the world famous
Hollywood sign.
Hotel: Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk of Fame (Upgrade: Beverly Hilton)
 
DAY 14: LOS ANGELES
For thrill seekers we recommend pre-booking a day pass to Universal Studios, or for a more leisurely day why not take a movie
stars home's tour and keep your eyes peeled for celebs galore!
Hotel: Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk of Fame (Upgrade: Beverly Hilton)
 
DAY 15: LOS ANGELES - SANTA MONICA (15 miles)
After an action packed holiday we bet you need arest? So spend the last day of your holiday on Santa Monica Beach soaking up the last of the California sunshine.
Hotel: Comfort Inn Near Santa Monica Pier (Upgrade: Le Meridien Delfina)
 
DAY 16: SANTA MONICA - LAX
On your way back to the airport stop off for a leisurely lunch down at Marina Del Ray.

Prices


From £1889 per person
Price based on 2 travelling
Prices subject to availablity at the time of booking

Price Includes:
Return flights from London
Free airport to hotel transfer on arrival
Hotel accommodation as stated
Compact sized car rental
Inclusive car rental Insurance
Free car satellite navigation
Free tank of fuel
Free personalised Road Book
Flight, hotel and car upgrades available
 

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