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Join Bob Cole & Scenic Car Tours on the ultimate road trip “Coast to Coast” on “Main Street USA” from New York to Santa Monica. Here, in addition to the iconic highlights of Route 66, our Coast to Coast tour also includes a journey through New York City, the Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Cleveland and Lake Erie before joining up with the Classic Route 66 Tour in Chicago.

Bob has escorted Route 66 on 2 previous occasions and will again be on hand to give you tips and advice as you make your way across the USA. 

Route 66
passes through a diverse cross-section of American scenes, from the cornfields of Illinois all the way to the golden sands and sunshine of Los Angeles. It passes by numerous landscapes including the Grand Canyon, the Native American communities of the desert Southwest, the small-town Midwest heartlands of Oklahoma and the Ozarks, as well as the gritty streets of St. Louis and Chicago. Whether you are motivated by an interest in history, feel a nostalgic yearning for the “good old days” Route 66 has come to represent, or simply want to experience first-hand the amazing diversity of people and landscapes that line its path, Route 66 offers an unforgettable journey into America, then and now.

When is the best time to drive Route 66, the season starts in May and runs through to the end of October. Before or after that you risk running into cold weather, especially in the mid-west and the higher elevation portions of Route 66. From our personal experience, the best time to drive Route 66 is mid-September to mid October, however, Route 66 is a drive of a lifetime no matter what time of year or what the weather’s like!

The Weather, is generally best anytime between mid-May and mid-October when you should have a lovely drive. There’s always a good chance you’ll see rain, as Route 66 is more than 2,400 miles long through varied terrain.

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Route 66 - Coast to Coast

New York to Santa Monica Tour Itinerary

Enjoy the Ultimate US Road Trip and drive from New York on the Atlantic Coast to Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast, including The Big Apple, the Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls and Cleveland.


Route 66 spans 2,400 miles, crosses eight states and three time zones The epitome of American driving holidays, Route 66 takes you east to west, from Chicago to Santa Monica.

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Look What’s Included

• 26 Days Compact Size Car Hire (Chevrolet Cruze or similar)

• 27 Nights Hotel Accommodation on a Room Only Basis (some hotels may offer a limited  complimentary buffet breakfast)

• Services of a Scenic Car Tours Representative from Chicago to LA on our 2023 Tour

• 2 Nights New York, NJ • 1 Night Ithaca, NY

• 2 Nights Niagara Falls, NY

• 1 Night Sandusky (Lake Erie), OH

• 2 Nights Chicago, IL • 2 Nights Springfield, IL

• 2 Nights St Louis, MO • 1 Night Springfield, MO

• 1 Night Oklahoma City, OK • 1 Night Amarillo, TX

• 2 Nights Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM

• 1 Night Flagstaff, AZ

• 1 Night Monument Valley, AZ

• 2 Nights Grand Canyon, AZ • 1 Night Needles, CA

• 2 Nights Las Vegas, NV • 1 Night Victorville, CA

• 2 Nights Santa Monica, CA

• Limo Transfer & Reservation at the Big Texan Steak Ranch (meal cost payable locally)

• Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions

• Route 66 EZE Guide Book

• Commemorative Route 66 Tour Rally Plate

• Commemorative Tour T-Shirt & Baseball Cap

• Car Parking at all Hotels (except New York, Chicago, Las Vegas & Santa Monica where charges are payable locally)

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See our selection of hotels, all of which have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location

Transatlantic Flights - Due to the variety of flight requests we get for this tours, we have NOT included flights in our package. This gives you the flexibility to choose which day you travel on, which airport you travel from and affords you the option to upgrade or utilise any air miles etc you may have. We will of course be happy to book your flights for you, in which case all flight bookings are operated for Scenic & Continental Car tours by our sister company Success Tours ATOL No. 5114

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Dates & Prices

2023 Escorted Tour

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room
Meal Basis -​ Accommodation on a Room Only Basis - some hotels may offer a limited  complimentary buffet breakfast
Single Occupancy Supplement - £3300.00

Other US Road Trips Include

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29 Days - September/October

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22 Days - September/October

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