Route 66 RV Rental
Route 66 RV Rental
Route 66 Motorhome Hire
Running from Chicago to Los Angeles the infamous 2448 mile Route 66 is one of the most iconic road trips that must be experienced as part of your USA RV rental.
This is the way to see some of the old America - old fashioned diners, abandoned road side gas stations and iconic motels watch out for the tumbleweed blowing down the road.
First opened in 1926, the road is no longer a recognised highway following it’s decommissioning in the 1980’s. Today it is interwoven with new by-passes and highway intersections. The road was made famous in the sixties, with versions of the song “(Get your kicks on) Route 66” by Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, and latterly by John Mayer and Glen Frey.
Although the road is no longer the main highway from Chicago to Los Angeles, it is still a worthwhile adventure (and on everyone's bucket list) to travel down the original route with you Route 66 RV rental. Campervan and Motorhome travellers are advised to prepare for some of the more exposed parts of the journey on Route 66, especially the desert areas where gas stations can be 100 miles apart. Take plenty of food and water, and most of all, as the Eagles sang- take it easy!
The Key Milestones on Route 66:
Chicago to Springfield, Illinois approximately 202 miles
Springfield, Illinois to St. Louis approximately 96 miles
St. Louis to Springfield, Missouri approximately 216 miles
Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City approximately 286 miles
Oklahoma City to Amarillo approximately 260 miles
Amarillo to Albuquerque approximately 285 miles
Albuquerque to Flagstaff approximately 324 miles
Flagstaff to Barstow approximately 352 miles
Barstow to Santa Monica approximately 131 miles.
Please check mileage on Route 66 stages above, as the above are approximations and cannot be guaranteed, additionally any road works or diversions may change the results.
Hire a Winnebago to do Route 66
The beauty of booking a Recreational Vehicle (RV) rental or a motorhome hire to cruise Route 66 in the USA is that with such a large mass of land, if you’ve got the time then slow down and take in all the wonders. Although we have mentioned the key milestones on Route 66, slow down and experience some of the following landmarks.
The meteor crater, between Flagstaff and Winslow, Arizona; the Jefferson National Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, the Petrified Forest National Park, east of Holbrook, Arizona; the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino and the Amboy Crater, a perfectly symmetrical volcanic cinder cone in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County and the re-located from England London Bridge, located at Lake Havasu, Arizona
These are just a few of the sites you can see on Route 66.
Please plan your route 66 journey, perhaps using Google Maps, and ensure you can arrange your Route 66 RV parking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Oh and watch out for ghosts as highlighted in Richard Southall’s book, “Haunted Route 66” – a nice read when camping overnight in the middle of the desert!
So why book your Route 66 RV rental with Holiday Campervan?
As we have mentioned, the journey that Route 66 takes across the USA can be long and arduous, therefore it is important that your journey is comfortable and safe.
At Holiday Campervan we compare RV rental suppliers when booking your Route 66 RV rental in the USA and it's easy - just a few simple steps will get you a wide range of RV’s and campervans available for your RV hire Route 66 holiday in the USA, whether it’s a simple 3 berth compact motorhome or a luxury 8 berth RV, we can help.
Our RV suppliers include Cruise America, Compass and El Monte RV. Please check our website for special deals from El Monte and Cruise America.
Cheapest Route 66 RV Rental
Just remember that the cheapest Route 66 RV rental may not always be the best value for money so please take this into consideration when calculating your Route 66 RV rental cost.
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Route 66 Car Rental - Ford Mustang
Some people prefer a Route 66 hire car, like the classy iconic Ford Mustang Convertible. If you are interested, this car can be hired in Chicago O'Hare Airport and returned to Los Angeles Airport . The one-way car hire comes with a free full tank of fuel and unlimited mileage. Just one click will search all of the major rental companies at once to find the best deal on your Route 66 car hire. All rental cars are subject to availability.
Route 66 Music
Check out our Spotify playlist "Rocking the Campervan" for some good RV Route 66 road trip music!