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Best parts of Route 66???

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1. Posted by Btcarroll (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

My question is, if you had 5 days to travel and see parts of Route 66, which places you would go to?

Hubby & I are looking at going to the US for our 10 yr wedding anniversary in Jan 2014 (12mths away) and all we know is that we want to spend some time to see NY & LA.... Unsure about the rest :)

Hubby would love love love to do the whole Route 66 but we just don't have enough time so we are thinking maybe spend 5 days of our 2.5 weeks in a hire care doing the best parts.

Any suggestions and to where we should stop or which part is the best part to make the most of the 5 days?

Thanks in advance


2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2574 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Here's some good info:

As one of the most famous highways in the western world there is a TON of really great information easily Googled as well some good blogs that detail the entire 4,000 km. It's an easy thing to research and some of the best remaining sections are at the west end.

Have fun.


3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Like Terry mentioned, lots of info and the west is the best! Also for the fantastic landscapes thrown in for free. Check our Route 66 article for info and links.

I drove the part between Seligman and Kingman in western Arizona and also a a part in California during another trip. And a small stretch near Tucumcari, New Mexico, an attraction of its own.
Basically that one starts south of the Mojave National Preserve and is called National Trails HIghway for most part. It goes via Amboy and sometimes almost parallel to the main Interstate (I-40). Follow it to Barstow and then south to Victorville and San Bernardino. You will find some old stretches and also some stretches which are closed and the new road is just beside the old one.

Check out some of my photos of it in my gallery, like the ones from Tucumcari and the stretches mentioned above.

Have fun!

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Here's the link to my route 66 photos for an impression.


5. Posted by blondegirl1979 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi, personally i would give ny a miss and just do the whole of r66. I did it on my own in 18 days, it was tiring and my sences were a little overloaded but there are 2 of you so it would be easier. You only need a couple of days for ny and with it being on the east coast the jet lag isnt too bad for you to maybe do it another time as a long weekend ?

Ive been to ny twice and find it a little over rated especially with all the sites that you could see by doing r66.

If you are on facebook there are some brilliant photos on there on the r66 pages.

Whatever you decide on i hope you have a great time.