Route 66 sign on the road

Photo Map of US Historic Route 66

Here is the map of US Historic Route 66, from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, with photos on it, placed exactly where they were taken.

Zoom in a map and click a photo to see it in full size or get directions to the place.

I started my trip from the closest to Chicago Walmart where I bought everything I needed including the bike. Instead of missing photos of first 40 miles, I marked the place where Route 66 starts in Chicago and drew it to Joliet, where I joined it.

Some places like Grand Canyon are not on Route 66 but are accessible and not far from it.


Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.

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