JOURNEY 66

United States on the road: travel from Chicago to Santa Monica

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€ 1.147 x 19 Nights

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Driving for miles and miles could prove to be one of the best experiences of your life: Route 66 connecting the two US coasts is the confirmation that the journey is just as important as the destination, or perhaps even more. Keep reading

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Discover the legs of the journey

1

Chicago

Home of the blues (and the wind)

2 Nights

Chicago by night
Chicago Bean
Lights of Chicago
Chicago bridge
Chicago

Forget for a moment New York's Times Square and San Francisco's trams, you're in Chicago! Believe it or not, the "Windy City" has nothing to envy of the other big cities in the States.
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Recommended activities

  • Bike tour around the Chicago lakefront
  • Architectural Chicago River Cruise from Navy Pier
  • 360 Chicago Viewing Deck Tickets
2

Springfield (Illinois)

The city dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln

1 Night

The Capitol Building in Springfield
The Capitol Building in Springfield
Fellows lake
Lincoln statue
Springfield's skyline

Springfield lies beyond Chicago and the small villages on Route 66, and is a small treat in perfect American style.
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3

St Louis

Nature and metal to the notes of the blues

2 Nights

St. Louis park
St. Louis at sunset
The Old Courthouse
Botanical garden in Climatron
Arch and sunset in St. Louis

About four hours from Chicago, Saint Louis timidly faces the Mississippi River looking towards Illinois, and is protected by the famous metal arch that distinguishes its skyline.
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4

Springfield (Missouri)

The hometown of Route 66

1 Night

Ozark park trail
Springfield at sunset
Fellows Lake
Fantastic Caverns

There are 71 Springfields in 36 different states in the United States: the Springfield of Missouri offers visitors a fun and out of the ordinary experience, between nature and culture.
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5

Oklahoma City

Western metropolis par excellence

1 Night

Bricktown
The Capitol Building in Oklahoma City
The bridge of Oklahoma City
The skyline of Oklahoma City

Travelling on Route 66 is surely a full-speed experience to be enjoyed at a fast pace, but you'll have to stop sooner or later! Oklahoma City, the "midwestern" metropolis par excellence, seems to have a genuine cowboy spirit: the clean air and the traditional Farmers' Market that has been held since 1928 make it one of the remaining suburban realities in America.
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6

Amarillo

The Yellow Rose of Texas

1 Night

Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon
Canyon
Canyon

Route 66 takes you to the city of Amarillo, Texas, named for the yellow colour of the flowers that grow in the area.
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7

Santa Fe (New Mexico)

The different city, mix of cultures

2 Nights

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Santa Fe at sunset
Houses in Santa Fe
Panorama in Santa Fe
Architecture in Santa Fe

The different city: crossed by iconic Route 66, Santa Fe was born from a mixture of art, culture and native American, Spanish and Anglo-Saxon traditions.
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Gallup

Adventures in New Mexico

1 Night

Red Rock Park
Rocks in Red Rock Park
The landscape in Gallup
Hot-air balloons over Gallup
Traditions in Gallup

Immersed in the amazing panorama of red rocks of New Mexico and located along iconic Route 66, Gallup is the starting point for irresistible outdoor adventures (such as those at Red Rock Park), enriched by the cultural and artistic heritage that celebrates the history of Native Americans and pioneers, among a festival of ritual dances and a rodeo.
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Monument Valley

A trip to Utah doesn't count without a stop in Monument Valley

2 Nights

View over the Monument Valley
The Monument Valley
Sunset over the Monument Valley
Sunrise over the Monument Valley
Monument Valley in the moonlight

It's almost criminal to travel to Utah without stopping at the grandiose Monument Valley, perhaps the most famous viewpoint of the western imaginary.
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10

Sedona

Spiritual vortices among the reddish rocks

2 Nights

Sunset over Sedona
The Sedona canyons
The red canyons
Sedona's red canyons
The sunset over the canyons

Deep red rocks and pine forests form the natural environment around Sedona, a small Arizona town with a new-age spirit.
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Recommended activities

  • Coyote Canyon tour
  • Red Rock Range tour
  • Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend tour
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Santa Monica

A splendid end of the line on Route 66

4 Nights

Carousels in Santa Monica
Santa Monica at sunset
Santa Monica Pier
Promenade Street
The beaches in Santa Monica

Los Angeles County is truly immense: if Santa Monica has a predominant role within the city, there must also be a reason.
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