Route 66 University Trip Planner

Here's our list to help get you started on deciding what you'll need to bring on your Route 66 adventure.

The checklist is also available in a printer-friendly PDF version.

All Travelers
checkbox Maps (both current and vintage are recommended)
checkbox Route 66 Adventure Handbook (adds extra fun!)
checkbox Other favorite Route 66 books (you might meet the authors and have a chance to get your books signed)
checkbox Cash / credit cards / travelers' checks
checkbox Notebook or Journal
checkbox Walking shoes
checkbox Sunglasses
checkbox Sunblock
checkbox Hat w/ brim, visor, and/or bandana
checkbox Extra clothing layer, e.g., sweater, sweatshirt
checkbox Drinking water
checkbox Camera and film (or extra storage media)
checkbox Binoculars
checkbox A Spirit of Adventure!
 Desert Areas (w. New Mex., Arizona, Calif.)
checkbox EXTRA drinking water
checkbox PLENTY of sunblock
checkbox Warm-weather clothing
 If Traveling Partly by Air
checkbox Extra suitcase or bag to fill with GREAT SOUVENIRS you'll find
checkbox Driving gloves
checkbox Swimsuit
checkbox Specialized gear (hiking, biking, fishing, etc.)
 prohibited Things to Leave Behind
checkbox Biases
checkbox Doubts
checkbox Dull habits
checkbox Hangups
checkbox Laziness
checkbox Comfort Zone
checkbox Pre-conceived Notions
checkbox Yeah, but ... 's

Weather Information

Current weather conditions are available here for selected Route 66 cities.


Have you got your copy of the Route 66 Adventure Handbook?

Visit our online catalog for this and lots of other great stuff for your trip!