Here is what they say:
One last tip. I did it, and it was a good decision, if you have a GPS, buy maps of the US, It will be around 50 $ more or less. If you have a good quality smartphone, you can buy a GPS application and maps (so you do not use the data streaming), which will be more or less the same cost. Truly, it is a very good decision. Mostly when you want to get in or out great cities like Los Angeles or Chicago where traffic is crazy. Also, if the maps are good, they will come with built-in POI’s where you can search for points of interest nearby and takes you without loss of time. It’s great solution to improvise and also for the big cities. Really, it was a success, you as I always say, do it your way. I leave the tip.
Well, there goes my planning. I will be making a post for each journey, what to see and not see, where to stop, where to sleep, etc.
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We are translating our blog, so you will probably find the links to the Spanish post. We will be updating the links week by week.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness”. – Mark Twain
This post is part of Serie of Post about Route 66 Itinerary.Where to begin Route 66. Chicago or Los Angeles?
Day 0. Planning and Budget.
Day 1. Travel preparation. Malibu, Santa Monica, Los Angeles.
Day 2. Los Angeles. California – Amboy. California. 209 Miles.
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Day 3. Amboy California – Kingman. Arizona. 143 Miles.
Day 4. Kingman. Arizona – Holbrook. Arizona. 239 Miles.
Day 5. Holbrook. Arizona – Grants. Nuevo México. 157 Miles.
Day 6. Grants. Nuevo México – Santa Rosa. Nuevo México. 247 Miles.
Day 7. Santa Rosa. Nuevo México – Amarillo. Texas. 172 Miles.
Day 8. Amarillo. Texas – Clinton. Oklahoma. 176 Miles.
Day 9. Clinton. Oklahoma – Bristow. Oklahoma. 160 Miles.
Day 10. Bristow. Oklahoma – Springfield. Missouri. 213 Miles.
Day 11. Springfield. Missouri. – St. Louis. Missouri. 216 Miles.
Day 12. St Louis. Missouri – Bloomington. Illinois. 162 Miles.
Day 13. Bloomington. Illinois – Chicago. Illinois. 134 Miles.
Day 14. Chicago Illinois. Visit Chicago
Initial Budget for Route 66. For two peopleFlight: 900 $ per person. 1800 $
Accommodation: 15 Days x 60 $/Day= 900 $.
Car Rental: 1500 $.
Food. Restaurants. Etc: 600$.
Other expenses. Extras: 600$.
Total Initial Estimated: 5850 $. 2925 $/per person.
This budget to do the Route 66 is an approximation and probably a little higher than the real one. The price of the flight tickets depends a lot on the dates you are going. The price of accommodation depends on what you are seeking and also of the city. We slept almost the entire Route 66 in motels, some had a very good price ($ 30 per room). On the other hand, Chicago was the most expensive city. The rental price of the car will depend a lot on which kind of vehicle you choose, it is cheaper to hire at american companies. Regarding the food, eating in USA is cheap if you look for it, the meals are great and usually high quantities.
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