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Route 66 Chicago - Los Angeles

The Original Road Trip - 19 days


We take you on our original road trip across the U.S on the legendary (historic) Route 66 highway. On this 19 day adventure, you will travel through 10 states, 3 time zones and cover 4 500 km, rediscovering what is also known as “The Mother Road” of America.

Riding on historic Route 66 is like traveling through a living museum. The landscape changes as quickly as the culture and the people along the road. You get 15 days of riding on the road out of the 20 days the trip last.  You will get to visit a variety from the big cities of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago to unique towns and villages along the road with cowboys, Indians, rednecks and every day american people as you travel through villages, small towns and landmarks.

The legendary highway will take you trough some breathtaking landscape from the Painted Desert in Arizona to the mighty Grand Canyon.

You will not only learn new cultures and places, you will also make new friends among the people you ride and travel together with on your great journey.

Choose between riding a Harley-Davidson bike, a car or in a bus.
If you want to drive or ride a car, you book your car yourself and get a reduced price on the road trip. You can travel 2-7 people, depending on the size of the car you choose. Click on the details tab above for more information about bikes and cars.

Route 66 International is the original Route 66 tour company who started arranging these road trips in 2003. Today, we are the world’s largest Route 66 tour operator who offers quality, safety and the best and most experienced tour guides.

Read more about the tour guides, tour dates and designations »

Route 66 Chicago – Los Angeles/Hollywood
Duration: 20 days

Flight and transportation:
Direct flight from Oslo – Chicago or book your own flight to a reduced tour price.
Important information prior to the trip

Ride a bike, a car or a bus
When riding a car with us on Route 66, you book your car yourself and get a reduced price on the road trip. We recommend booking your car at Alamo Car Rentals.
Read more about our bikes
Read more about renting cars
Read more about our bus tours on Route 66

Food and entertainment Package
Special package with pre-booked meals and tickets with discounted prices and and no waiting in lines. Although the package is mandatory, it is a great saviour of both time and money.
Read more about our Food and Entertainment Package

We reserve the right to change our programs and schedules.
Read about our terms and conditions

Day by Day Program
Download full program as print friendly PDF »

Day 1
Arriving in Chicago
For those who booked flights through us, there is public transport from the airport to the hotel, where we will stay for two nights.

Day 2
Exploring Chicago

Examples of of places we visit:
– Willis Tower
– Millennium Park
– Michigan Ave
– Tribune Tower
– Chicago River

Day 3
Chicago – Millwaukee Harley Davidson Museum
(approximately 260 km)

We meet early in the morning at the reception of the hotel where we take transportation to Eagle Riders Rental in Chicago:

-We do all paperwork for the bikes.
– We pick up the bikes and we will also have time to purchase accesories such as helmets, jackets etc.
– The store employees go over everything you need to know about your bike.

Day 4 (The road trip starts)
Chicago – Springfield Illinois
(approximately 330km)

Towns we will go through:
– Romeoville
– Joliet
– Gardner
– Lincoln
– Atlanta
– Pontiac
– Lexington

Day 5
Springfield, Illinois – St Roberts, Missouri
(approximately 440 km

Todays highlights:
– Polk a Dot Route 66 Restaurant
– Dwight
– Pontiac Museum

Day 6
St Roberts, Missouri – Clearmore, Oklahoma
(approximately 437 km)

Todays highlights:
– Meramec Caverns
– Devil’s Elbow
– Fanning Outpost

Day 7
Clearmore, Oklahoma – Weatherford, Oklahoma
(approximately 340 km)

Todays highlights:
– Rock Cafe
– Round Barn
– Pawney Bridge

Day 8
Weatherford, Oklahoma – Amarillo, Texas
(approximately 310 km)

Towns we will go through:
– Clinton
– Elk City
– Erick

Day 9
Amarillo, Texas – Santa Rosa, New Mexico
(approximately 300 km)
Exclusive visit to a real cowboy ranch

Todays highlights:
– Cavenders Boot City
–  Cadillac Ranch
– Midpoint, Adrian
– Blue Swallow Motel
– Curts Cowboy Camp

Day 10
Santa Rosa, New Mexico – Albuquerque, New Mexico
(approximately 330 km)

Todays highlights:
– Villa Nueva
– Pecos
– Madrid

Day 11
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Gallup, New Mexico
(approximately 350 km)

Todays higlights:
– Acoma Sky City
– Zuni Indians
– El Rancho Hotel

Day 12
Gallup, New Mexico – Williams, Arizona
(approximately 420 km)

Todays highlights:
– Petrified Forest
– Painted Desert National Park

Day 13
Williams, Arizona – Grand Canyon – Williams
(approximately 200 km roundtrip)

Todays highlights:
Grand Canyon
Helicopter ride
Grand Canyon Imax Theatre

Day 14-16
Williams, Arizona – Las Vegas, Nevada
(approximately 480 km)

Highlights and towns we go through:
– Seligman
– Hackberry
– Kingman
– Stigreaves Pass
– Oatman
– Hoover Dam
– Boulder City

– 2 days in Las Vegas
(See full Day by Day program)

Day 17
Las Vegas, Nevada – Los Angeles, California
(approximately 460 km)

Highlights and towns we pass through:
Mojave Nature Reservat
Victorville
San Benardino

In Los Angeles, we return the bikes at Eagle Riders

Day 18-19
Los Angeles & Hollywood

2 days in Los Angeles/Hollywood
(See full Day to Day Program)

Day 20
Departure from Los Angeles

We reserve the right to change our programs and schedules.
Read about our terms and conditions

Your choice of travel dates

Please check below so you have added the correct travel date before continuing adding transportation, excursions and flight.

Choose transportation, excursions and flight

Choose whether you want to ride a motorcycle, car or a bus. If you want to ride a motorcycle, you will leave a first and a second hand choice.

If you choose to drive a car, you pay passenger price rent the car on your own. If you are going any of our U.S tours, we recommend booking your car at Alamo Car Rentals.
Read more about the bikes and car rental here.

Main traveler choices

These choices will only apply to the main traveler

Choose type of motorcycle

If you have chosen above to ride a motorcycle, make a first and a second hand choice of bike here.
Read more about the bikes here

First hand choice
Second hand choice

Choice of flight

If you choose to book the flight yourself from your nearest airport, please wait to book the flight until the travel date is finally confirmed. We as tour organizer can not be held responsible if you have booked the flight before the travel date is confirmed. More information in our terms and conditions

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Excursions on Route 66

Food & Entertainment Pack

The prices of our tours does not include food, drink or attractions. On all our tours on Route 66 USA we book food and attractions in advance, which is a great money- and time saver, and this is included in our mandatory Food & Entertainment Package. Read more about our Food & Entertainment Package

Route 66 USA T-shirt

Everybody who rides with us get a t-shirt for free. Choose your size below.

Original Route 66 Jacket (Optional)

Buy the Original Route 66 Jacket is our own, uniquely designed for Route 66 International and mainly sold to you who participate on our Route 66 USA tours. Read more about the jacket

Add traveler and traveler companion(s)

Add main traveler any traveling companions. The person/persons you fill in as traveling companions will each get an email with their own traveling information. For this reason, you must not use the same email adress for the main traveler as the traveling companions. Make sure to fill in each traveling companions own email adress.

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Summary and checkout

Please check that all booking information is correct in the summary below before proceeding to the payment checkout.

    Product Price Quantity Total
× Gallery Tours 4 Main traveler 5,196.60
5,196.60

Tour guides and schedules

Which tour guide rides on which tour?
See tour codes, dates and schedules here

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