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The Complete Online Route-66 Travel Guide

With our Travel Guide you can plan the Road Trip of your life. Our Online Guide has all you need to know to help you plan your vacations along US Route 66.

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Travel Guide



Americana on Route 66
Route 66: An Icon of American Culture

"The Journey is the Destination"
Route 66 still maintains that flavor of "Real America", with its friendly people, small town values, Mom-and-Pop stores, vintage service stations, neon signs, motels and diners... Americana

Route 66's Facts, figures and trivia
Historic Highway US 66

Trivia & Fun Facts
Learn about the "Mother Road": History, Trivia & Facts. See its Maps, and information about each state it crosses... Route 66 Facts

Natural Parks on Route66
National and State Parks

Natural landmarks and outdoor activities
Some of America's greatest outdoor scenic spots are located near Route 66. Get full information about them... Parks and outdoors

Accommodation book your hotel on Route 66
Lodging along Route-66

Relax and unwind
Route 66 has a wide choice of hotels, motels, lodges and inns. Some of them are historic vintage sites where you can rest and enjoy... Hotels

Useful tips and advice
The Route 66 Travel Guide: tips for a Great Trip

How to Plan your Trip, Tips and Advice
Best time to visit? Weather along Route 66? Risk of Tornados? Road Conditions?
FAQ, Maps, packing and travel advice... Trip Planner and our Trip Planning Tool

Route 66, its sights and attractions
Things to do and see

Tourist Attractions - Travel Guide
Top Ten attractions in each state. The Landmarks, and historic sites and small Towns that dot Route 66, and each of its classic Attractions

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The Route 66 Travel Guide:

Advice on Car Rental and how to Rent a Motorcycle or Rent an RV.

Travel Guides and of tips for our International Visitors: Plan your US trip, get your US tourist Visa, book your flights and buy Travel Insurance


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The Best Tips to Plan your Road Trip

Free E-Book

A beginners guide to planning a relaxing road trip

Here is what you will find inside:

  • How to calculate your budget
  • When to travel
  • How to define the length of your trip
  • Getting to your Road Trip
  • A Check list
  • Don't forget the Side Trips!
  • What to Pack
  • Plan it or go with the flow?
  • Hotel bookings

Choose a town for full details...

Towns along Route 66 by State

States from East to West, towns also

Alphabetical list of Towns

Alphabetic list

Visit our Blog

Route 66 Blog, Tips, info and advice

our blog on Route 66

Route 66, State by State information

A Guide From Chicago to Los Angeles...

Plan your trip from California to Illinois, a state-by-state guide on Route 66: its alignment, itinerary, towns and sights, map, things to do, places to visit and more!

City by City Travel Guide with full information on each town along the way (accommodation, sights and landmarks).

< Head West
California ¦ Arizona ¦ New Mexico ¦ Texas

Head East >
Oklahoma ¦ Kansas ¦ Missouri ¦ Illinois


Wigwam Motel Sign, Holbrook AZ, by A. Whittall

Route 66 Trivia

Route 66 crosses the San Andreas fault in a place known as Blue Cut in the Cajon Pass, CA

It passed through Eight States: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.

The Kansas segment is the shortest of the whole Route 66: barely 13 miles long.

The New Mexico segment is the longest of them all: 392 miles.

The route is over 2,000 miles long: 2,448 miles in 1926

Contemporary mileage is 2,278 mi.

Route 66 Attraction of the Month

July 2019 Attraction > >
Muffler Men on Route 66

Gemini Giant close up in Wilmington Route 66
"Gemini Giant", a muffler man on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois.


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US 66 shield, Petrified Forest National Park and Motel Sign by Austin Whittall.

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Hackberry by Randy Heinitz (CC License)

Banner image: Dead Man's Curve, Laguna New Mexico by Perla Eichenblat.