Get Inspired / Mainland USA USA In Full Throttle Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Mainland USA USA In Full Throttle story by: Inspire USA Following the true American dream of hiring your own car and hitting the tarmac yourself unlocks a world of utter freedom. Feel the wind in your hair as you zap past in a convertible, or experience the power of raw American muscle in a Dodge Challenger. Whatever floats your boat, there is a set of wheels to match. So get wonderfully lost in some of our self-drive picks below. ROUTE 66 One of the most famous roads in the world, the infamous Route 66 stretches all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles. This unforgettable drive will take you 16 days to complete. Along the way you’ll see stunning examples of America’s wild landscapes and a collection of unique towns and cities. Highlights include the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Willis Tower, the tallest building in the country. GOLDEN CALIFORNIA Experience the dreamlike state of California from behind the driver’s wheel. This 12-day route weaves from San Francisco to San Diego, and features some of the country’s greatest cultural attractions. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge, experience the beauty of the Highway 1 coastal drive and indulge yourself in Las Vegas’ round-the-clock party. NATIONAL PARKS EXPLORER Outdoorsy types will love this eight day drive, which takes you into the heart of some of the country’s most magnificent national parks. The round trip departs from Las Vegas and heads into the wilderness – be prepared for an abundance of natural wonders. Explore the stunning geology of Zion National Park and marvel at the depths of the Grand Canyon. MUSIC AND MOVIES TRAIL This 14-day drive is a cultural extravaganza. The round trip departs from Chicago and takes you on a tour of some the hottest music and movie spots in the country. Highlights include listening to live jazz in New Orleans, walking down Beale Street for a taste of the Memphis music scene, visiting Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and exploring the many locations in Chicago used in film. What route will you take? To find out more give us a call on 0800 838 747, visit houseoftravel.co.nz or come instore today. Click here for HOT USA deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.