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Planning a route from Joplin to Flagstaff
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August 25, 2016
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My wife and I are planning a trip in May, 2017, and want to visit Branson and then drive Route 66 as much as possible from around Joplin, Mo to Flagstaff, Az. Is it realistic to try and make this drive in 3 days??

August 26, 2016
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Its possible but you won't see any of the wonders of Route 66. Its 1000mi on the I-40, a bit further on R66 you will be amazed how long it takes to drive when stopping all the time.
Suggest you tackle a smaller section and do it well, get EZ66 Guidebook it will help you plan your trip.

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August 26, 2016
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I agree with my friend thepengy. It's to much for three days. You won't have time to stop, and enjoy things along the way. Maybe the 500 miles from Joplin, MO to Amarillo, TX would be better. Most everyone agrees that 150 - 200 miles a day on Route 66 are the realistic numbers to make the trip more enjoyable, and less stressful.

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