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50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road



Start Date Sep 20, 2024
End Date Nov 08, 2024
2 Other Dates

Starts: Chicago, IL Ends: Pasadena/San Dimas, CA

Travel along the Mother Road – the legendary Route 66! This all-American road trip is not just a journey; it's an RV adventure that you'll never forget. With its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and classic roadside attractions, this iconic route will take you on a 2,448 miles journey through eight states. From Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll experience unforgettable sights and sounds as you cruise down America's most famous highway.
  • 49 Camping Nights
  • 167 Events & Meals
  • Daily Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Enhance Your Trip
  • Pricing & Offers
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Insurance
  • Traveler Reviews

Daily Itinerary

  • 2227 Driving Miles
  • 139 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

  • Orientation & Get Acquainted Social
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided Chicago Highlights Motorcoach Tour
  • Union Station
  • Willis Tower SkyDeck and Chicago 360
  • The Bean Millennium Park
  • Lunch On Your Own
  • Lurie Garden and Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Dinner at Lou Mitchell's Diner
  • Free Morning to explore Joliet
  • Del Rheas Chicken Basket Lunch
  • Joliet Historical Museum Guided Tour
  • Dinner On Your Own
  • Rich N Creamy Ice Cream Stand
  • Free Day to Explore Chicago
  • Joliet Haunted Historical Prison Tour

  • EN ROUTE: Polka Dot Drive In Photo Op
  • EN ROUTE: Elvis Statue Photo Op
  • EN ROUTE: Texaco Gas Station Dwight, IL
  • EN ROUTE: Standard Oil Gas Station Odell, IL
  • Pontiac Trolley Ride
  • Route 66 Hall of Fame
  • Museum of the Gilding Arts
  • Lunch at Bob & Ringo's Smokehouse
  • Route 66 Historian John Weiss
  • Oakland Auto Museum Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • View the Waldog Murals
  • Bob Waldmire's Route 66 RVs
  • Livingston County War Museum
  • Private Tour of Yost House
  • Private Tour of Strevell House
  • Swinging Bridges of Pontiac

  • EN ROUTE: Dixie Trucker's Home
  • Mother Road Festival Kick Off
  • Guided Springfield Highlights Motorcoach Tour
  • Guided Tour of Lincoln Home National Site
  • Springfield Old State Capitol
  • Lunch at Cozy Dog Drive-In - Home of the Famous Hot Dog on a Stick
  • Abraham Lincoln Tomb State Historical Site
  • Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
  • Dinner On Your Own
  • OPTIONAL: Route 66 Twin Drive-In Movie Night
  • Free Day to Attend Mother Road Festival

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: Million Dollar Courthouse
  • EN ROUTE: Litchfield Route 66 Museum
  • EN ROUTE: Henry Rabbit Ranch
  • EN ROUTE: Chain of Rocks Bridge
  • St Louis Guided Motorcoach Tour
  • National Museum of Transportation Guided Tour
  • Gateway to the West Arch Tour and Ride
  • Lunch and Shopping on your own at the Loop
  • Gateway Arch Photo Op
  • Grants Farm
  • Famous Ted Drewes Custard
  • Free Day to Explore St. Louis
  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!
  • Route 66 Red Rocker and Cuba Murals tour
  • St James Winery Tour and Tasting
  • St James Taproom Lunch
  • Wagon Wheel Motel and Fanning Route 66 Outpost

  • EN ROUTE: Meramec Caverns Tour and Lunch
  • Guided Motorcoach Tour of Joplin
  • Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena
  • Free Day to Explore Joplin
  • OPTIONAL: Activities in Joplin
  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!
  • Route 66 Drive-in theater

  • Claremont/Tulsa Highlights Guided Motorcoach Tour
  • Blue Whale of Route 66 Photo Op
  • Where East Meets West Cyrus Avenue Plaza
  • Tulsa Art Deco Trolley Tour
  • Local Tulsa Lunch
  • Woody Guthrie Center
  • Bob Dylan Center
  • Neon Lights Motorcoach Tour
  • Dinner at Talley's Cafe on Route 66
  • Free Day To Enjoy Tulsa
  • OPTIONAL: Jim Davis Arms and Historical Museum
  • OPTIONAL: Horse Racing at Will Rogers Downs
  • OPTIONAL: The Gold Digger Statue at Tulsa State Fairgrounds
  • OPTIONAL: Explore Cherokee Nation Area

  • EN ROUTE: Route 66 Interpretive Center with Guest Speaker
  • EN ROUTE: Old Round Barn in Acadia, OK
  • EN ROUTE: POPS Soda Fountain and Diner
  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!
  • Oklahoma City Guided Motorcoach Tour
  • Oklahoma City Memorial Museum Guided Tour
  • First America Museum
  • Lunch at First Americans Museum
  • Water Taxi Cruise with Dinner

  • EN ROUTE: Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: U Drop Inn 66
  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: Devil's Rope Museum
  • Big Texan Steak Ranch Dinner - Home of the 72oz steak!
  • Amarillo Highlights Guided Motorcoach Tour
  • Cadillac Ranch
  • Jack Sizemore Travel and RV Museum
  • Route 66 Restored Area - shopping and lunch on your own
  • Bill's Backyard Classics
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Western Style Brunch on the Edge of Palo Duro Canyon
  • Pala Dura Creek Ranch Canyon Tour
  • Creek House Honey Farm
  • Panhandle Plains Museum
  • OPTIONAL: American Quarter Horse Museum
  • OPTIONAL: Amarillo Railroad Museum
  • OPTIONAL: Texas Route 66 Visitor Center
  • OPTIONAL: Texas Air and Space Museum
  • Kwahadi Museum of American Indian Culture

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: Magnolia Gas Station Vega, TX
  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: Geomathematical Center of Route 66 in Adrian, TX
  • Bare and Wild Creations Laser Cutting Demonstration
  • Dinner at Del's Restaurant

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: Route 66 Auto Museum Santa Rosa, NM
  • Santa Fe Guided Walking Tour – visit the Plaza, 109 East Palace Avenue, Cathedral Park, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Loretto Chapel & more
  • Free Afternoon to Explore Santa Fe
  • Catered Dinner at Campground

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: Route 66 Visitors Center
  • OPTIONAL: Sandia Peak
  • OPTIONAL: Visit Local Pueblos
  • Fajita Dinner at Campground
  • Albuquerque Guided Motorcoach Tour
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Unser Racing Museum Guided Tour
  • Lunch at Route 66 Diner
  • Flamenco Show

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: New Mexico Mining Museum
  • EN ROUTE: Photo Op at the Continental Divide
  • Dinner at the Historic El Rancho Hotel
  • Richardsons Trading Post Tour – tour and shop at the premier source for Native American arts
  • Gallup Cultural Center
  • Campground Social

  • Petrified Forest National Park – Self Drive through the Petrified Forest with ranger guided tour at Rainbow Forest Museum and short walk on the Giant Log Trail around the Petrified Forest.
  • Campgournd Cookout

  • EN ROUTE: La Posada Hotel
  • OPTIONAL: Lunch at the Turqouise Room La Posada Hotel
  • EN ROUTE: Stand on the Famous “Corner in Winslow, Arizona” from The Eagles song Take It Easy
  • EN ROUTE: Meteor Crater – the best-preserved meteorite impact site on earth
  • Campground Social
  • Museum of Northern Arizona Guided Tour
  • Lowell Observatory Guided Tour
  • Black Barts Steakhouse and Musical Revue

  • Route 66 District Walking Tour
  • Route 66 Museum and Power House Visitor's Center
  • Mohave Museum of History
  • Kingman Railroad Museum on Route 66
  • Photo Op Arizona Route 66 Drive-Thru
  • Local Dinner
  • OPTIONAL: Visit Oatman for Wild West Shootouts
  • Halloween Costume Party and Contest

  • Dinner at Peggy Sue's Diner
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Barstow Murals
  • Western Area Railroad Museum
  • Route 66 Mother Road Museum
  • Lunch Calico House Restaurant
  • Calico Ghost Town Tour

  • EN ROUTE OPTIONAL: California Route 66 Musuem
  • Dinner at Coco Palms
  • Pasadena Highlights Guided Motorcoach Tour
  • Lunch at Russell's
  • Guided Pasadena Highlights Motorcoach Tour – Santa Anita Racetrack Guided Tour, Sony Picture Studio Tour, Central Market
  • Breakfast at the Donut Man
  • Local Lunch
  • Free Day to Explore Pasadena
  • OPTIONAL: Original McDonald's Museum
  • OPTIONAL: Wigwam Village Motel Teepees
  • OPTIONAL: Inland Empire Military Museum
  • Santa Monica Highlights Guided Motorcoach Tour – the famous Santa Monica Pier, the original Los Angeles area, shop on Olvera Street, guided tour of Union Station
  • The Famous Santa Monica Pier
  • Route 66 Completion Certificate
  • Photo Op End of Route 66 at Santa Monica Pier
  • Sunset Farewell Dinner at Santa Monica Beach
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast

What's Included

Eat at Classic Diners - Lou Mitchell's, Pops 66 & More

See Muscle Cars, Retro Gas Stations & Neon Signs

Visit Quirky Roadside Attractions

National & State Route 66 Museums

Route 66 Interpretive Center

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

St. Louis Gateway Arch Tram Ride

Route 66 Drive-In Movie Theater

Cadillac Ranch & Big Texan Steakhouse

Abraham Lincoln Home National Site

Calico Mining Ghost Town

Historic Railroad, Auto & Transportation Museums

Petrified Forest National Park

Meramec Caverns Underground Tour

Richardsons Native American Trading Post

Cross the Continental Divide in New Mexico

Sunset Dinner at Santa Monica Beach

Route 66 Completion Certificate

  • 2227 Driving Miles
  • 139 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

We want to make your RV Vacation as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible, so we take care of all the planning and reservations for you. Once your vacation is booked, all you need to do is show up in your RV and enjoy these inclusive benefits:

  • 49 Nights of RV Camping Fees
  • 167 Events & Meals
  • Professionally Planned Route and Itinerary specifically prepared for 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road
  • Transportation Provided for Most Included Activities
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters and TailGunners*
  • 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road's Detailed Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions, Fuel Stops & Popular Landmarks
  • Regular Briefings and Travel Tips Report from WagonMasters
  • Pre-Trip Information Packet & Vehicle Checklist
  • Special Socials & Get-Togethers
  • Gratuities for Included Meals, Bus Drivers & Special Guides
  • Customer Appreciation Gift: Tote, Hat, and Tour Pin
  • Frequent Traveler Rewards Program includes $100.00 in Future Travel Credits


Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. We’ll give you time to independently explore and have the freedom to choose the stops along the route that interest you. Additionally, our Travel Ambassadors are there to assist you with optional activities in the area that are not included in the itinerary to make the most of your vacation.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Enhance Your Trip

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 150 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road trip, you will have 1 extension to choose from: Washington DC Rally.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Chicago, IL (Rally Point) or Pasadena/San Dimas, CA (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

: Washington DC Rally Sep 05, 2024 to Sep 12, 2024Rally Point: College Park, MD

See and experience the history and heritage come alive during our guided Washington DC RV Rally. Tour the highlights of our country’s capital –from war memorials to Arlington National Cemetery to the Smithsonian Museums. Enjoy excursions to the Naval Academy and Mt. Vernon, plus see a show at Ford’s Theatre.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road trip:

    • On Day 8: Route 66 Twin Drive-In Movie Night

    • On Day 10EN ROUTE : Million Dollar Courthouse

    • On Day 16: Activities in Joplin

    • On Day 20Free Day To Enjoy Tulsa

    • On Day 20: Jim Davis Arms and Historical Museum

    • On Day 20: The Gold Digger Statue at Tulsa State Fairgrounds

    • On Day 20: Horse Racing at Will Rogers Downs

    • On Day 20: Explore Cherokee Nation Area

    • On Day 21EN ROUTE: Route 66 Interpretive Center with Guest Speaker

    • On Day 21EN ROUTE: Old Round Barn in Acadia, OK

    • On Day 21EN ROUTE: POPS Soda Fountain and Diner

    • On Day 25EN ROUTE : U Drop Inn 66

    • On Day 25EN ROUTE : Devil's Rope Museum

    • On Day 28: Texas Route 66 Visitor Center

    • On Day 28: American Quarter Horse Museum

    • On Day 28: Amarillo Railroad Museum

    • On Day 28: Texas Air and Space Museum

    • On Day 28Kwahadi Museum of American Indian Culture

    • On Day 29EN ROUTE : Magnolia Gas Station Vega, TX

    • On Day 29EN ROUTE : Geomathematical Center of Route 66 in Adrian, TX

    • On Day 30EN ROUTE : Route 66 Auto Museum Santa Rosa, NM

    • On Day 32EN ROUTE : Route 66 Visitors Center

    • On Day 32: Sandia Peak

    • On Day 32: Visit Local Pueblos

    • On Day 35EN ROUTE : New Mexico Mining Museum

    • On Day 39: Lunch at the Turqouise Room La Posada Hotel

    • On Day 42: Visit Oatman for Wild West Shootouts

    • On Day 45EN ROUTE : Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch in Oro Grande

    • On Day 45EN ROUTE : California Route 66 Musuem

    • On Day 48: Original McDonald's Museum

    • On Day 48: Wigwam Village Motel Teepees

    • On Day 48: Inland Empire Military Museum

Pricing & Payment Offers




Our exclusive, interest-free, monthly payment plan to budget your vacation. Your first monthly payment secures your reservation.

  • $821.94 USD Monthly Payment*
  • 18 Monthly Payments
  • 08/21/2024 Balance Due
  • Monthly Payments are available at this time.

A tour deposit of 15% and the $89.00 non-refundable processing fee confirms your reservation. Final balance due 90 days prior to departure.

  • $2,308.25 USD 15% Deposit*
  • $12,486.75 USD Final Balance*
  • 06/22/2024 Balance Due
  • 15% Deposit option is available at this time.

If your original tour cost is more than $1,500 and choose to pay your final balance by check, you will receive a discount according to the schedule below:

Original Tour Cost

  • $1,500 - $5,000
  • $5,001 - $7,500
  • $7,501 - $10,000
  • $10,001 - $15,000
  • $15,001 - $20,000
  • $20,001 - $25,000
  • $25,001 and up


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Ways to Save

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Payment Options
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Activity Level - LOW

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 22 rigs plus WagonMasters and TailGunners* exclusive to 50 Day Route 66 The Mother Road


  • 2227 Driving Miles
  • 139 Average Daily Miles
  • 50 days, with 49 camping nights including 167 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Short to moderate walking distances (15 to 30 minutes); likely to include ramps and/or short runs of stairs. May include extended periods of standing or sitting.

    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.

    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.

    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.

    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

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