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Route 66 L.A - New York

Los Angeles - Chicago - New York


We take you on our original road trip across the U.S on the legendary (historic) Route 66 highway. On this 22 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. You will also go an additional roundtrip for two days to New York City, staying on Manhattan and exploring the big city.

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, Chicago and New York 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  Los Angeles/Hollywood – Chicago – New York
Duration: 22 days

Flight and transportation:
Direct flight from Oslo-Los Angeles 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
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We are constantly working to improve our trips and products, and reserve the right to change this program.

Day 1
Arriving in Los Angeles
For those who booked flights through us, there is public transport from the airport to the hotel, where we will stay for two nights. Those who arrange to fly on their own will have to get to the hotel themselves.

Day 2
First day in Los Angeles

Places we will visit
– Santa Monica Beach
– Venice Beach
You can choose to explore on your own or stay with the group.

Day 3
Second day in Los Angeles

Places we will visit:
– Hollywood and Walk of Fame
– Mann’s Chinese Theater
– Universal City
– Universal Studios
– Hard Rock Café

Day 4-6
Los Angeles, California – Las Vegas, Nevada
(Approximately 460km)

We all meet with the guide at the front desk for transportation to Eagle Riders rental.

– 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.

Highlights and towns we go through:
-Victorville
– Barstow
– Mojave Nature Reserve

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

Day 7
Las Vegas, Nevada – Williams, Arizona
(Approximately 480km)

Highlights and towns we go through:
– Boulder City
– Hoover Dam
– Oatman
– Seligman
– Williams

Day 8
Williams, Arizona – Grand Canyon – Williams
(approximately 200 km roundtrip)

Todays highlights:
Grand Canyon
Helicopter ride
Grand Canyon Imax Theatre

Day 9
Williams, Arizona – Gallup,New Mexico
(approximately 440km)

Today’s Highlights:
– Petrified Forest
– Joe and Aggie’s
– Winslow Arizona
– Zuni Indians

Day 10
Gallup, New Mexico – Albuquerque, New Mexico
(approximately 260 km)

Today’s Highlights:
– Acoma Sky City
– Route 66 Casino

Day 11
Albuquerque – Santa Rosa, New Mexico
(approximately 330 km)

Todays highlights:
– Villa Nueva
– Pecos
– Madrid
– Curts Cowboy Camp

Day 12
Santa Rosa, New Mexico – Amarillo, Texas
(approximately 209 km)

Todays Highlights:
– Tucumcari
– Midpoint, Adrian
– Cadillac Ranch
– Cavenders Boot City

Day 13
Amarillo, Texas – Weatherford Oklahoma
(approximately 310 km)

Todays Highlights:
– Harley in Erick
– Elk City
– Route 66 National Museum

Day 14
Weatherford – Claremore, Oklahoma
(approximately 330 km)

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

Day 15
Claremore, Oklahoma – St. Roberts, Missouri
(approximately 436 km)

Todays highlights:
– Garys Gay Parita (Gas Station)
– Cars on the Route, Galena Kansas
– Vintage Iron, Miami Oklahoma

Day 16
St. Roberts Missouri – Springfield, Illinois
(approximately 400 km)

Highlights and towns we go through
– Devil’s Elbow
– Fanning Outpost.
– Jessie James Museum
– St Louis

Day 17
Springfield – Chicago, Illinois
(approximately 330 km)

This is our last driving day so we cruise through a number of small Route 66 towns.

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

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

Day 18
Chicago – Millwaukee Harley Davidson Museum
(approximately 260 km)

We ride on a roundtrip to Milwaukee before turning in the bikes at Eagle Riders in Chicago.

Day 19
A day in Chicago

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

Day 20-21
2 days in New York

You fly a round trip Chicago-New York-Chicago, staying 2 days at a hotel on Manhattan and exploring the big city.

Day 22
Departure Day

Shuttle from the hotel to O’Hare International Airport.

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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MAIN TRAVELER

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TRAVEL COMPANION(S)

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 New York 1 Main traveler 6,196.60
6,196.60

Tour guides and schedules

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

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