This trip is perfect for anyone wanting to get a feel for Route 66, but does not want to spend hours behind the wheel. Experience a slice of Americana, along with stunning drives, beautiful national parks and amazing cities.
Route 66 Best of the West includes:
- 14 nights hotel accommodation
- Car hire
Day 1 - Los Angeles
Los Angeles – arrive in Los Angeles, collect your chosen vehicle and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 - Los Angeles
A full day to explore this exciting city, perhaps head to Sant Monica with its iconic pier and marks the official start or end of Route 66.
Day 3 - Los Angeles
Perhaps visit a theme park or take a tour of Hollywood and Beverley Hills, the choices in L.A. abound.
Day 4 - Palm Springs
Venture West to palm Springs, once a trendy escape for the stars of Hollywood, this town is re-inventing itself with an understated cool vibe, hosting events such as Coachella and the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Day 5 - Palm Springs
Enjoy a day at leisure in Palm Springs, visit one of the many art galleries, go shopping in the Uptown Design District or relax with an al fresco lunch.
Day 6 - Kingman
Stopover in Kingman Arizona, an historic town on Route 66.
Day 7 - Williams
Drive one of the still remaining and endearing sections of Route 66 today, stop off in Peach Springs, which was the inspiration for Radiator Springs in the Pixar movie “Cars”. We would also suggest a lunch stop in Seligman, a classic Route 66 town
Day 8 - Williams & The Grand Canyon
Today visit the Grand Canyon, you can either drive, or for a touch of Americana, we would suggest taking the Grand Canyon Railway, complete with cowboys and train robbers…! In the evening enjoy more than six blocks of historic buildings, shops and restaurants, many featuring Route 66 memorabilia.
Day 9 - Holbrook
Continue Westward, via the old Route 66 towns of Flagstaff to Holbrook, spend a night in a Route 66 iconic landmark, the Wigwam Motel
Day 10 - Santa Fe
Onwards through the Petrified Forest and the town of Gallup. Cross the Rio Grande and traverse the open country, via Albuquerque to Santa Fe, one of the US’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Day 11 - Santa Fe
Take a day to enjoy the delights of Santa Fe, known for its Pueblo-style architecture, creative arts and wonderful cuisine.
Day 12 - Chicago
Take the short drive to Albuquerque, return your hire car at the airport and take the domestic flight to Chicago at the Eastern edge of Route 66.
Day 13 - Chicago
A full day of exploration awaits, the dramatic skyline of the city perched on the shores of Lake Michigan make the perfect holiday photo. The city is bursting with history, great museums, world class shopping, fantastic restaurants and a vibrant live music scene.
Day 14 - Chicago
Spend your last full day at leisure getting to know Chicago at your own pace.
Day 15 - Chicago
Catch up on any last minute shopping or sightseeing before boarding your flight back to the UK.
Route 66 Americana
Route 66 open road
Route 66 Chicago
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood walk of fame
Williams Route 66
Alternative Holidays That May Interest You
Below you will find a small selection of 2024, 2025 holidays that may interest you. Remember, we tailor-make each holiday to your exact needs, so please call us on 0800 270 0069 and let one of our Holiday experts design the perfect trip for you