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Route 66

Epic Route 66

Chicago - St. Louis - Tulsa - Amarillo - Albuquerque - Flagstaff - Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Expect on your Epic Route 66 Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Beach Beach
Culture Culture
ACTIVATE MAP Stages7 km3,496 h/stage4.8

Best months to drive Epic Route 66

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Epic Route 66 in United States?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 525EUR drive & more 388EUR sleep & more 924EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,068EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,593EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 630EUR drive & more 525EUR sleep & more 1,386EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,919EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,549EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,050EUR drive & more 650EUR sleep & more 2,310EUR eat & more 1,512EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,472EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,522EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,150EUR drive & more 788EUR sleep & more 385EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,929EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,079EUR
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Epic Route 66 Road Trip Itinerary

Epic Route 66 is virtually a treasure trove of attractions. Our tour will become an answer to the needs of tourist. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Chicago, Tulsa, and Amarillo. The route described in this article is recommended for 14 days of travel, but depending on your free time, you can also complete it even in 10 days. There is also a possibility to extend your adventure, especially if you are charmed with the beauty of the region. If you are wondering about the time spent on the road, it will be approximately 4.8 hours each day, and travellers will cover 3,496km . Ready for the journey? So, let’s get in the car and set out!
number of days 14 number of days
route length 3,496 km route length
budget fair budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
During Epic Route 66, you will have an excellent opportunity to marvel at splendid natural landscapes. The adventure promises stress-free experiences with plenty of interesting places to see. Travellers will have an equal opportunity to see the urban life, as the trip also passes through numerous urban zones. Travelling on the right and a moderate number of accidents are characteristic features of the road environment in the region. The period of time recommended to take our itinerary is between May and October.

START Chicago

Distance 3,496 km Driving time 33.8 h Pace: fast Airports ORD
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1 Chicago - St. Louis

Distance 508 km Driving time 5.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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2 St. Louis - Tulsa

Distance 636 km Driving time 6.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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3 Tulsa - Amarillo

Distance 591 km Driving time 5.5 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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4 Amarillo - Albuquerque

Distance 465 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Albuquerque - Flagstaff

Distance 517 km Driving time 4.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Flagstaff - Los Angeles

Distance 757 km Driving time 7.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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7 Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Distance 23 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Epic Route 66 Road Trip Summary

No doubt our Epic Route 66 will become an ideal inspiration for your future travels.
Our itinerary can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting beauty spots.
If travelling by car is your plan when exploring highlights around United States, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a list of elements to remember to make your road trip safe. These tips will surely become useful for travellers who are interested in renting a car or camper hire in United States.
There are a number of traffic rules to be bore in mind while driving around United States. When moving around United States in a car, try to stay away from spirits at any cost. Travellers should remember that the amount of alcohol that the driver can consume is rather low and cannot exceed 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 40km/h, when travelling around the build-up areas may lead to a speeding ticket. If you are aiming for undeveloped areas, you should keep in mind that the maximum car speed is 72km/h. When travelling on motorways, you can drive at the speed limit of 129km/h. Driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit heavily increase your safety.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. The total expenses during the whole itinerary will vary depending on the budget option of your choice. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
If you’d like to benefit from the cheapest option to cover the planned 8 stages while travelling around United States, it can cost around 388 EUR. Travel expenses connected with economy accommodation options will cost up to roughly 924 EUR. Tourists should also take into consideration the fact that they will spend more or less 756 EUR for food and restaurants in this option. Travellers will have to pay approximately 525 EUR if they opt for the budget rental car option as well. Thus, going for car rental will increase the costs of the road trip from approximately 2,068 EUR to about 2,593 EUR.
Tourists who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay roughly 525 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the tour. Those who are considering standard accommodation should be ready to pay roughly 1,386 EUR. 1,008 EUR is the amount of money that you need to pay for restaurants and food within the standard range of services. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire car should expect a cost of around 630 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 3,549 EUR for holidaymakers who would like to try car hire and 2,919 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Drivers who are searching for the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium offer. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 5,522 EUR for holidayers who are considering car hire and 2,919 EUR for those who do not need a rental car. Travellers who would like to cover the road trip in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of more or less 1,050 EUR. In the premium option of the tour, you have to spend the maximum of 650 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the tour. You should expect to pay more or less 1,512 EUR for food and restaurants and roughly 2,310 EUR for accommodation if you are searching for the exclusive standard of services during your itinerary.
Our trip will also become interesting for all camper lovers, as it can be easily adjusted to their expectations. Holidaymakers have to pay approximately 3,150 EUR for camper hire service. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole trip, they will amount to more or less 788 EUR. Drivers who are considering camper hire should expect to pay more or less 385 EUR for accommodation and roughly 756 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the above-mentioned details in a straightforward way.
The presented 8 stages stages are perfect for exploration in a vehicle in the period between May and October. If you like Epic Route 66, check out other beautiful road trips that are available on our website. Hopefully, the great diversity of ideas will definitely cater to the needs of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in United States

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 40 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 72 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 129 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher yes
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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