Route 66 – How Do You Plan a Route 66 Trip? TOP 5 Tips!

How to plan route 66 trip

Are you ready to plan your Route 66 journey? Here are 5 top tips on how to get ready for this road trip.

1. Map out your route

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There are plenty of resources available to help you map out your route. My book combined with Google Maps are great starting point, but there are also a number of specialized Route 66 maps available online and in print. Decide how far you want to drive each day, and make sure to allow for plenty of stops along the way.

2. Do your research

How plan your Route 66 journey.

As I mentioned before, because Route 66 is such an iconic road trip, there are tons of resources available to help you plan your trip. Read travel blogs (like this one!), pick up guidebooks at your local bookstore, and search online for tips and advice. The more you know about what to expect on your journey, the more enjoyable it will be.

You can also get a travel guide. This is a list of best travel guides for Route 66 journey: Route 66 – The 7 BEST Travel Guides – TOP 7 Guidebooks – Which one is best?

3. Allow yourself plenty of time

Route 66 the best tips to get ready for the road

One of the best things about road-tripping is that it allows you to slow down and really enjoy the journey. Don’t try to cram too much into each day – give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, explore small towns, and take plenty of photos.

4. Pack wisely

What to pack on the Route 66 journey?

When packing for your road trip, keep in mind that you’ll likely be doing a lot of driving. Be sure to pack comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring along any snacks and drinks you’ll need to stay fueled up. Also, be sure to pack any essentials you might need in case of an emergency (like a spare tire, jumper cables, and a first-aid kit).

5. Have fun!

Route 66 planner - get ready for the road trip!

Ultimately, the most important thing is to relax and have fun. Road tripping is all about the journey, so don’t stress out if things don’t go exactly according to plan. Go with the flow and enjoy the ride!

👍 Find out more:

Discover the best stops along the Mother Road in my travel guide, “Route 66 Travel Guide – 202 Amazing Places”, which is available on Amazon. This is the ultimate travel guide and pocket reference for anyone wishing to experience the nostalgia and wonder of America’s Route 66! MUST-HAVE for all Route 66 travelers. Visit 202 places on Route 66 with “Scan QR and go” for easy navigation.


Traveling on Route 66

Mark Watson is a California-based member of a Los Angeles Motorcycle Club and a keen traveler. He’s traveled the entirety of U. S. Route 66 seven times on his Harley-Davidson. He strives to interest others in the historic drive to keep the legendary Route 66 alive. He also traveled through the Alaska Highway. He is an author of bestseller books on Amazon: “Route 66 Travel Guide – 202 Amazing Places” and “Alaska Highway – 202 Best Stops”.

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