ROUTE 66 - Daily Itinerary

Day

Miles/Km

Overnight

Highlights

DAY 0

Chicago

Arrive Chicago O'Hare Airport mid-day (or earlier). Pick up bikes @ 4:00 PM, dinner as a group.

DAY 1

214 / 344

Bloomington IL IL

Rt 66 point of origin, Route 66 Museum in Joliet

DAY 2

220 / 354

St. Louis MO

Small towns, farmland. Mississippi River crossing, Chain of Rocks Bridge, Gateway Arch in St. Louis

DAY 3

Lebanon MO

Missouri Rt 66 State Park, Meramac Caverns. Classic Route 66 lodging, beautifully restored.

DAY 4

306 / 492

Tulsa OK

Rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks, a little corner of Kansas.

DAY 5

188 / 302

Weatherford OK

Some of the longest remaing sections of the "Old Road" Wide open spaces, prairies and ranches.

DAY 6

202 / 325

Amarillo TX

Rt 66 Museum, Clinton OK. We enter Texas, the largest state in the lower 48. Big steak tonight, hope you're hungry!

DAY 7

286 / 460

Santa Fe NM

Cadillac Ranch, the halfway point of Rt 66, Adrian TX, More open spaces, entering the Rocky Mtns. as we approach Santa Fe.

DAY 8

0

Santa Fe NM

Rest day in Santa Fe, local sightseeing in one of the oldest US cities. Optional ride to Taos NM if interested.

DAY 9

210 / 337

Gallup NM

Old Town Albuquerque, Southwest desert. Lots of Indian jewelry.

DAY 10

240 / 386

Williams AZ

Standing on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona. Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Williams is the gateway to Grand Canyon.

DAY 11

140 / 225

Williams AZ

Grand Canyon loop ride. Optional train or helicopter excursion Ride on your own or with the group.

DAY 12

287 / 459

Las Vegas NV

Longest unbroken section on all of Rt 66. Seligman, Peach Springs, Hackberry… the towns that time forgot. Lunch in Kingman, then through the twisties to Oatman and on to Las Vegas

DAY 13

0

Las Vegas NV

Two nights and an extra day in the exciting city of Las Vegas. There's lots to do - shopping, casinos, shows, museums and fantastic restaurants. Take a ride to nearby attractions or even a day trip to Zion National Park

DAY 14

118 / 189

Death Valley National Park

Overnight at Furnace Creek, optional rides throughout DVNP.

DAY 15

249 / 398

Needles CA

Death Valley NP, Mojave Desert. Overnight in Needles CA, frequently the hottest spot in the USA. In late October it might more accurately be called the "warmest".

DAY 16

207 / 333

San Bernardino CA

California's Mojave Desert, Barstow CA, California Rt 66 Museum and a cool swimming pool at our very unique hotel!

DAY 17

115 / 185

Santa Monica CA

We'll be doing some city riding today as we travel through Greater Los Angeles and arrive at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Feel the surf on your feet before we turn in the bikes and head for our hotel near the airport.

DAY 18

2,982 / 4,799

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