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How do I start planning my Route 66 trip?

Where to begin planning a trip down Historic Route 66. Includes pointers to other tips you need.

Exactly where does Route 66 start and end?

The official endpoints of Route 66 changed over time and the modern markers and signs don't always match with those official endpoints.

Which Route 66 alignment do I pick?

In some areas there are multiple versions of Route 66 running one next to the other. Figure out how to pick the best option for you.

How long is Route 66?

Find out how long Route 66 was throughout the years.

What season is best for that trip down Route 66?

What you need to know before you pick a time of year when planning that Route 66 trip. 

How long does it take to travel Route 66 end-to-end?

Take your time, once you set foot on Route 66 you are at your destination. Do not rush to the end, that's when the vacation is over.

To get reservations or not, that’s the question?

Find out the consequences of both choices, with an alternative thrown in for good measure. 

What do I need to know when renting a car to drive Route 66?

What to expect as costs, how to save money, what vehicle to get and some issues for international travelers to consider.

What’s different when riding a motorcycle down Route 66?

Helmet laws, rental deals, what's specific for bikers and motorcycles?What do I need to know when I consider riding Route 66 on a motorcycle?

What do I need to know when considering to drive Route 66 in an RV?

Can I save money by renting an RV over a car and motels, and what are the drawbacks of an RV on Route 66?

Can I ride Route 66 on a Bicycle?

There are quite some inherent dangers to riding your bicycle down Route 66.

What to pack for a Route 66 trip?

What to bring on a Route 66 trip so you can travel it most comfartably.

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For international tourists