I'd appreciate any input from guys/gals who have travelled route 66 in the recent past . I'm building a shoebox Ford with the intention of making a Route 66 trip with my father (trying to make use of the quickly decreasing "somedays" we both have left) . We'll hopefully be making the trip in the next year , whether the car's painnted or not . My question , just like my title says , is what is a realistic miles per day I should allot to make the trip ? I know it really all depends on how much you want to see & all that , but I'm curious to hear an average miles you guys/gals have travelled on the route . We'll be heading west out of Chicago & hoping to see a good bit of all the major landmarks along the way and reconnecting while we do it , but not bustin' our asses to make miles . I realize we probably won't make the whole 2500 miles in one go , as I only get a couple weeks of vacation time each year - I just want to plan things out as best as I can , to be prepared . The first day of the trip will be heading from eastern PA to Chicago - which will be 750 miles , right off the bat - maybe we'll do that on the old Lincoln Highway , if possible . Hopefully that will be the only high mileage part of the trip . We've made that trip a bunch of times in the past when he lived outside of Chicago . It's a loooong ride . Sorry for the ramble , LOL . The long & short of it , what kinda rte. 66 miles/day should I figure on driving , based on YOUR trips ? Thanks in advance !