Routing of the Trip

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The actual historical Route 66 is from Chicago to Santa Monica. The rest of the trip segments are put together based on what might be interesting, and so that we would be going back a different way than we came.

PROPOSED ITINERARY (as of 1 January 2010)

DAY 1 – DRIVE  (9.5 hours / 550 miles)
00 – DEP: Nesconset , NY to ARR: NYC , NY – 60 miles / 2 hrs.
01 – DEP: NYC , NY to ARR: Cuyahoga Valley National Park , OH – 450 miles / 7 hrs.

DAY 2 – DRIVE (6 hours / 350 miles)
02 – DEP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park , OH to ARR: Chicago , IL – 350 miles / 6 hrs.

DAY 3 – CHICAGO VISIT DAY

DAY 4 – DRIVE  (7 hours / 350 miles)
03 – DEP: Chicago , IL to ARR: Springfield , IL – 200 miles / 4 hrs.
04 – DEP: Springfield , IL to ARR: St. Louis , MO – 100 miles / 2 hrs.

DAY 5 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 6 – DRIVE  (12 hours / 500 miles)
05 – DEP: St. Louis , MO to ARR: Rolla , MO – 125 miles / 2 hrs.
06 – DEP: Rolla , MO to ARR: Springfield , MO – 125 miles / 2 hrs.
07 – DEP: Springfield , MO to ARR: Tulsa , OK – 200 miles / 3 hrs.

DAY 7 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 8 – DRIVE  (9 hours / 400 miles)
08 – DEP: Tulsa , OK to ARR: Oklahoma City , OK – 125 miles / 2 hrs.
09 – DEP: Oklahoma City , OK to ARR: Shamrock , TX – 175 miles / 3 hrs.
10 – DEP: Shamrock , TX to ARR: Amarillo , TX – 100 miles / 2 hrs.

DAY 9 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 10 – DRIVE  (6 hours / 350 miles)
11 – DEP: Amarillo , TX to ARR: Tucumcari , NM – 125 miles / 2 hrs.
12 – DEP: Tucumcari , NM to ARR: Santa Rosa , NM – 60 miles / 1 hrs.
13 – DEP: Santa Rosa , NM to ARR: Albuquerque , NM – 125 miles / 2 hrs.

DAY 11 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 12 – DRIVE  (6 hours / 300 miles)
14 – DEP: Albuquerque , NM to ARR: Gallup , NM – 150 miles / 3 hrs.
15 – DEP: Gallup , NM to ARR: Holbrook , AZ – 100 miles / 2 hrs.
16 – DEP: Holbrook , AZ to ARR: Winslow , AZ – 50 miles / 1 hrs.

DAY 13 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 14 – DRIVE  (4 hours / 200 miles)
17 – DEP: Winslow , AZ to ARR: Flagstaff , AZ – 60 miles / 1 hrs.
18 – DEP: Flagstaff , AZ to ARR: Grand Canyon , AZ

DAY 15 – GRAND CANYON VISIT DAY 1
DAY 16 – GRAND CANYON VISIT DAY 2

DAY 17 – DRIVE  (7 hours / 400 miles)
19 – DEP: Grand Canyon , AZ to ARR: Williams , AZ
20 – DEP: Williams , AZ to ARR: Barstow , CA

DAY 18 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 19 – DRIVE  (4 hours / 200 miles)
21 – DEP: Barstow , CA to ARR: Los Angeles , CA – 125 miles / 2 hrs.
22 – DEP: Los Angeles , CA to ARR: Santa Monica , CA – 25 miles / 1 hrs.
23 – DEP: Santa Monica , CA to ARR: Los Angeles , CA – 25 miles / 1 hrs.

DAY 20 – LA VISIT DAY 1
DAY 21 – LA VISIT DAY 2 (can swap with SF)

DAY 22 – DRIVE  (9 hours / 500 miles)
24 – DEP: Los Angeles , CA to ARR: San Francisco , CA – 500 miles / 9 hrs.

DAY 23 – SF VISIT DAY

DAY 24 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 25 – DRIVE  (9 hours / 550 miles)
25 – DEP: San Francisco , CA to ARR: Death Valley National Park , CA – 550 miles / 9 hrs.

DAY 26 – DEATH VALLEY VISIT DAY 1
DAY 27 – DEATH VALLEY VISIT DAY 2

DAY 28 – DRIVE  (3 hours / 150 miles)
28 – DEP: Death Valley National Park , CA to ARR: Las Vegas , NV – 150 miles / 3 hrs.

DAY 29 – LAS VEGAS VISIT DAY

DAY 30 – DRIVE  (7 hours / 475 miles)
29 – DEP: Las Vegas , NV to ARR: Moab , UT – 475 miles / 7 hrs.

DAY 31 – MOAB VISIT DAY 1
DAY 32 – MOAB VISIT DAY 2
DAY 33 – MOAB VISIT DAY 3
DAY 34 – MOAB VISIT DAY 4

DAY 35 – DRIVE  (9 hours / 500 miles)
30 – DEP: Moab , UT to ARR: Elephant Butte State Park , NM – 500 miles / 9 hrs.

DAY 36 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 37 – DRIVE  (8 hours / 500 miles)
31 – DEP: Elephant Butte State Park , NM to ARR: Big Bend National Park , TX – 500 miles / 8 hrs.

DAY 38 – BIG BEND RIVER TRIP DAY 1
DAY 39 – BIG BEND RIVER TRIP DAY 2

DAY 40 – DRIVE  (8 hours / 500 miles)
32 – DEP: Big Bend National Park , TX to ARR: Palmetto State Park , TX – 500 miles / 8 hrs.

DAY 41 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 42 – DRIVE  (8 hours / 500 miles)
33 – DEP: Palmetto State Park , TX to ARR: New Orleans , LA – 500 miles / 8 hrs.

DAY 43 – NEW ORLEANS VISIT DAY

DAY 44 – DRIVE  (5 hours / 300 miles)
34 – DEP: New Orleans , LA to ARR: Lake Lurleen State Park , AL – 300 miles / 5 hrs.

DAY 45 – DRIVE  (6 hours / 400 miles)
35 – DEP: Lake Lurleen State Park , AL to ARR: Great Smoky Mountains National Park , TN – 400 miles / 6 hrs.

DAY 46 – PICKUP DAY

DAY 47 – DRIVE  (7 hours / 450 miles)
36 – DEP: Great Smoky Mountains National Park , TN to ARR: Shenandoah National Park , VA – 450 miles / 7 hrs.

DAY 48 – DRIVE (7 hours / 400 miles)
37 – DEP: Shenandoah National Park , VA to ARR: NYC , NY – 300 miles / 5 hrs.
38 – DEP: NYC , NY to ARR: Nesconset , NY – 60 miles / 2 hrs.

[ SEE OLDER VERSIONS OF TRIP ROUTING: October 2009 version (original) | November 2009 version | November 2009 alternate route home ]

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