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Route 66 Holidays

Get your kicks on Route 66 as you travel from Chicago through the heart of continental America to Los Angeles. Iconic and nostalgic, follow America’s beloved ‘Mother Road’ on a memorable journey combining spectacular scenery, famous landmarks and quintessential American cuisine.

Stretching 2,448 miles, crossing eight states and three time zones, Route 66 was one of the original US highways and played an integral role as the main route for migrants travelling west to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. With sections of the road now protected and numerous landmarks, hotels, diners and signs preserved, experience the culture and diversity of this great nation on an epic cross-country road trip of a lifetime. Journey from the plains of the Midwest, through farmland, desert and mountain to the sun-kissed Californian coast.

This is your chance to live the great American dream as you capture the culture and diversity of this great nation during your cross-country road trip of a lifetime. Take it at your own pace with a self-drive tour or, for those seeking a little more independence without wanting to drive, then our Route 66 rail holiday might be the perfect twist to your trip.

 
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US ROUTE 66 - THE MOTHER ROAD

 
Your Route 66 Holiday With Pettitts Travel

Your Route 66 Holiday with Pettitts Travel

Each Route 66 trip we arrange is unique and can be tailored to your exact needs and wants. As one of the greatest road trips in the world, most people choose to hire a car and drive this iconic route, however it is also possible to experience Route 66 by rail. Our Route 66 travel experts can offer advice on all aspects of the trip from car hire and accommodation to the best things to see and do.

One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘how long does it take to drive Route 66’? The entire route between Chicago and Los Angeles can be completed in a little over two weeks but, for those with less time, the journey can be shortened by starting in Oklahoma City. Alternatively, if you wish to stay longer, extend your holiday by following coastal Highway 1 to beautiful San Francisco spectacular Grand Canyon and dazzling Las Vegas are not part of the classic Route 66, but many people decide to include these iconic stops on their trip.

Things to see and do on Route 66

Things to see and do on Route 66

With its neon retro signs, classic roadside diners, memorabilia museums, iconic landmarks and breathtaking national parks, there is plenty to see and do whilst driving Route 66. The ‘Mother Road’ bisects the heart of the US providing a glimpse into the individualism and idiosyncrasies of American society and culture.

There are many quirky landmarks to see whilst driving Route 66 which often form an important part of the trip. See the graffiti-covered Cadillacs at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, the Milk Bottle Grocery Store in Oklahoma City as well as Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole and the Gemini Giant in Illinois.

For natural beauty and scenic landscapes there are many national and state parks to visit en route including Arizona’s Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, Palo Duro Canyon Park in Texas and California’s Mojave Desert.

 

Tailor-Made Route 66 Holidays

 

Route 66 Travel Guide

 Route 66 Travel Guide

We have many years’ experience in creating tailor-made Route 66 holidays. We base our recommendations on tried and tested hotels, regular client feedback and over 30 years of knowledge and expertise of this iconic route. Our Route 66 guide is packed full of useful information and insights including what to see and do along the route and answers to the most frequently asked questions. Place a Route 66 enquiry with us and we’ll send you a free copy in the post!

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