22 Days of Superb Road Trippin'
Dubbed as the ‘Mother Road’, experience the best of American culture and see some of the State’s most recognisable attractions as you journey along legendary Route 66. Continue your adventure beyond the path of Route 66 and onto California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 where you’ll witness the most spectacular meeting of land and sea.
- See the towering skyscrapers of Chicago
- Spend time in Tulsa's popular Brady Arts District
- Leave your signature at Amarillo's iconic Cadillac Ranch
- Marvel at the mighty sight of the Grand Canyon
- Experience the best of Los Angeles and San Francisco
This compact RV (C19) is ideal for up to 3 people and features a sleek, aerodynamic design making it easy to drive and manoeuver.
- Large double bed over the cab
- Dinette folds into an additional bed
- Full kitchen with microwave and 2-burner gas stove
- Fresh water toilet and shower
- Narrow enough to fit into a standard car parking space
Day 1 - 2: Chicago
Start your epic Route 66 adventure with a few days in the incredible city of Chicago, also known as ‘the windy city’. Home to some of the world’s most impressive skyscrapers, prestigious museums and iconic attractions, you can spend a lifetime enjoying the offerings of Chicago. Weekend festivals, cuisine from every corner of the globe, live music and beautiful parks - it’s all here.
- Shop in the Michigan Avenue Mall
- Enjoy the Pier Park rides along Navy Pier
- See the landmarks of Grant Park, Chicago’s "front yard"
- Dine at 360 Chicago and see the city from 94 floors up
- Take a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk
Day 2 - 3: Springfield, Illinois
Illinois’ stretch of famous Route 66 features some of the most iconic and authentic attractions along this unmissable drive. Experience the best of American culture as you travel through hometown neighbourhoods, particularly in the heart of Springfield where you can step back in time and walk in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln.
- See a movie at the Route 66 Twin Drive In Theatre
- Discover Shea’s Gas Station Museum
- Grab a hotdog on a stick at the Cozy Dog Drive In
- Enjoy the Birth of Route 66 Festival in August
- Explore the Salem State Historic site, a reconstruction of an 1830s village where Lincoln spent his childhood
Day 3 - 4: S Louis, Missouri
The next stop of your Route 66 tour takes you to the banks of the Mississippi River and St Louis. Be sure to visit the country’s tallest monument whilst you’re here. Standing at 630 feet, The Gateway Arch was built to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s role in the expansion of the USA. As you continue along Route 66, stop off at Lone Elk Park where you’ll find a whole host of wildlife including bison, elk and deer.
- Visit the country’s tallest monument, The Gateway Arch
- Enjoy the thrill rides at Six Flags St. Louis
- Discover the contemporary sculptures found in St Louis’ Citygarden
- Spot some wildlife at Lone Elk Park
- Head to Route 66 State Park
Day 4 - 5: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Journey through America’s heartland to Oklahoma’s second largest city, Tulsa. Make a pit stop in Joplin, once a hide out town for notorious duo Bonnie and Clyde, before reaching Tulsa. Once known as the ‘oil capital of the world’, you can find the world’s biggest collection of West American artefacts and superb European art in Tulsa. This city is known for being a powerhouse of live music and some of the best lies in the fabulous Brady Arts District.
- Stop off in the town of Joplin
- Visit the Philbrook and Gilcrease Museums
- Explore the Woody Guthrie Center
- Find music and delicious food in the Brady Arts District
- Enjoy a night out in the Blue Dome Entertainment District
Day 5 - 6: Oklahoma City
The stretch of Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City is like a living museum of old motels, classic American diners and iconic sights. Oklahoma City itself offers Western and Native American history and culture galore. Pick up a souvenir cowboy hat at Stockyard City - the USA’s largest working cattle market and home to a whole host of western-style clothing stores. Then wind down with an evening in Bricktown. Brimming with live music, fantastic eateries and all sorts of entertainment, this is the beating heart of Oklahoma City.
- Check out the Sapulpa Historical Museum
- Explore Chandler’s Route 66 Interpretive Center
- Visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- Take a walk around the Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
- Wine and dine in popular Bricktown
Day 6 - 7: Elk City, Oklahoma
Enjoy a leisurely drive around the bustling University town of Norman before heading out on Route 66 to Elk City. This section of the Mother Road is packed with typical Oklahoma townships and unmissable stops. Head to El Reno’s for their famous fried onion burgers and discover two major Route 66 museums in Clinton and Elk City.
- Make a pit stop at Historic Fort Reno
- Visit the Mohawk Lodge Indian Store, one of few remaining Indian Trading Posts
- Grab a bite to eat at Jigg’s Smokehouse
- Step back to the 1950s at Lucille’s Roadhouse diner in Weatherford
- Explore Elk City’s Old Town Museum Complex
Day 7 - 8: Amarillo, Texas
There’s a long drive ahead as you make your way 325 miles to Amarillo in Texas, but there are plenty of worthwhile stops along the route. Take the time to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest in the USA, and trek to the canyon itself on horseback. In Amarillo, visit Route 66’s iconic Cadillac Ranch where you’ll find a handful of submerged Cadillac’s covered in the signatures of previous visitors. Then discover the antiques, boutique shops and eclectic dining in Amarillo’s Route 66 Historic District.
- Ride a horse around Palo Duro Canyon State Park
- Make your mark at the Cadillac Ranch
- Explore the Route 66 Historic District
- Visit the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
- Take on the famous 72oz steak challenge at The Big Texan Steak Ranch
Day 8 - 9: Tucumcari, New Mexico
Today, journey towards America’s Southwest and the gateway to New Mexico, Tucumcari. Head to the Tucumcari Convention Center and have your picture taken next to the famous Route 66 Roadside Attraction, or capture a shot of America’s largest mural devoted to Route 66. As you tour the town during the day you’ll spot a whole host of fascinating murals created by talented local artists, and by night you’ll get to see all those famous Route 66 neon signs.
- See the Route 66 Roadside Attraction at the Convention Center
- Witness the city’s iconic Route 66 neon signs
- Discover the city’s colourful murals
- Take a trip to nearby Ute Lake for hiking, boating and fishing
- Pick up a souvenir at Tee Pee Curios
Day 9 - 10: Albuquerque, New Mexico
As you travel to the capital of New Mexico, Albuquerque, take the scenic route via the Santa Fe National Forest to the city of Santa Fe. Santa Fe is a melting pot for all kinds of arts and culture and ranks as the USA’s third largest art market with close to 300 galleries. New Mexico is enriched with traditions, beliefs and timeless cultures from the American Indians who originally inhabited the lands. Out of 19 across the State, you can visit the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos which sit just beyond Santa Fe.
- Explore Santa Fe’s world-class art galleries
- Pick up a unique souvenir at Santa Fe’s art markets
- Learn about Native America’s heritage and visit an Indian Pueblo
- Take a walk around Albuquerque’s Old Town
- Ride the Sandia Peak Tramway
Day 10 - 12: Williams & Grand Canyon, Arizona
There’s another long drive ahead as you make your way to Williams, the gateway to the mighty Grand Canyon, where you’ll spend two nights. You have three options for exploring the Grand Canyon once you arrive in Williams. You can take the hour’s drive in your RV with all of your home comforts in tow, join the KOA’s van tour or journey on the iconic Grand Canyon Railway.
- Stop off at the city of Gallup on the way
- Take a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
- Watch the sunset from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim
- Venture out on the Grand Canyon Skywalk
- Visit the beautiful Havasu Falls
Day 12 - 13: Kingman, Arizona
You only have 125 miles to drive today, 82 of those being along Route 66, so it’s worth spending a leisurely morning in Williams. Take some time to unwind at your Kingman campground located high in the desert and surrounded by the stunning Hualapai Mountains. As you arrive in Kingman you’ll see traces of the pioneer wagon ruts that still mark the Fort Beale Wagon Trail.
- Visit the Route 66 Museum in Kingman
- Enjoy the Bearizona Drive-Through Wildlife Park
- Have some fun with construction equipment at the Big Toy Playground
- Tee off at the Elephant Rocks Golf course
- Head to Flintstones - Bedrock City
Day 13 - 15: Las Vegas, Nevada
Make sure you’ve had plenty of rest as you’re about to enter the city that never sleeps, welcome to Las Vegas! With 24/7 gambling, extravagant hotels, legendary attractions and indulgent cuisine, Las Vegas is a joyride of pure entertainment. Spend a few nights soaking up the atmosphere of this iconic city, or venture out to nearby Bryce Canyon for some scenic magnificence.
- Spend the day wandering the famous Strip
- Enjoy a world-class show such as Cirque du Soleile
- Watch the famous Bellagio fountains
- Tour Vegas’ Neon Boneyard
- See the city from the top of the Stratosphere Tower
Day 15 - 16: Mojave Desert
Continue your journey west and make a stop at one of the most famous icons of the Colorado River, the gigantic Hoover Dam. Spend some time taking in the sights of this man-made wonder which straddles the border of Arizona and Nevada. Head towards Boulder City and travel south along the Providence Mountains before finishing your day in the outstanding Mojave National Preserve.
- See the world-famous Hoover Dam
- Discover the Mojave’s ‘singing sand dunes’
- Witness the beautiful Antelope Valley
- Drive along the 11 mile Wildhorse Canyon Road
- Explore the lava tubes in the north west part of the park
Day 16 - 18: Los Angeles
Your next stop along Route 66 takes you to the beating heart of America’s movie and television industry, Los Angeles. With its renowned celebrity culture and legendary entertainment scene, the City of Angels is the place to truly soak up all that the ‘American dream’ stands for. Route 66 officially ends in LA’s Santa Monica and you’ll find the final sign post standing proudly along the pier.
- Take the Warner Brothers Studio Tour
- Spot your favourite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Discover local hotspots with a Beverly Hills Tour
- Head to Pacific Park on iconic Santa Monica pier
- Explore the eccentric Venice Beach Boulevard
Day 18 - 19: Santa Barbara
Head north on Route 101 towards your next stop in Santa Margarita. Along the way, spend some time in the beautiful coastal city of Santa Barbara where you’ll find world-class seafood, fantastic beaches and excellent shopping. Santa Barbara isn’t known as the ‘America’s Riviera’ for nothing.
- Visit the Chumash Painted Caves
- Take a walk down Santa Barbara’s State Street
- Do the Urban Wine Trail Tour
- See the coast from the Santa Ynez Mountains
- Explore Santa Barbara’s iconic Stearn’s Wharf
Day 19 - 20: Santa Cruz
As you travel further north to Santa Cruz you’re going to pass some of California’s most recognisable scenes. Be sure to stop in San Simeon and take a tour of the legendary Hearst Castle, once home to William Randolph Hearst. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you journey up the coast through Big Sur and Pebble Beach. A stop in Carmel by the Sea and Monterey is a must.
- Make a stop at famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon
- Journey along 17-Mile Drive to Monterey
- See the million-dollar mansions of Pebble Beach
- Enjoy the attractions of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk
- Ride the waves at one of California’s best surfing spots
Day 20 - 22: San Francisco
Your next campground lies just north of the marvellous city of San Francisco. Make the most of this fantastic location and explore all that the Golden Gate city has to offer. Known as one of the most welcoming cities in the US, San Fran is made up of a whole host of districts where colourful art, eclectic cuisine, superb shopping and buzzing nightlife is found in abundance.
- Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge
- Shop and dine in Union Square
- See the famous sea lions of Fisherman’s Wharf
- Ride the city’s antique cable cars
- Uncover the dark history of Alcatraz Island
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