Best Road Trip Planner Apps


Everyone loves wandering. Be it taking long endless flights, hitting on the roads or walking through the woods. As a travelling enthusiast, I had always preferred road trips. Moreover, if you are fortunate enough to live in a country where road trips are taken for granted, and the number of places you can go and drive to are never-ending, then you must travel every day.

Road trips are different from any other forms of travelling. You have to be prepared for all kinds of circumstances, as if your car could break down, broken roads, bad weather conditions, and no gas or food shortages. To make your life easier, I have listed out a few mobile applications to help you plan your road trips:



This social travel application helps you find places to eat, play and stay while you are on the roads. You can also see your friends’ reviews, pictures, and information regarding all the places they visit. It is available on both iOS and Android.

Field Trip:

This google application lets you find sites around you based on the categories and your nearby location. Wherever you go, it keeps tracking on the location and shows you something interesting, or give audio alerts that would make your road trip experience memorable. It will also give you travel and lifestyle recommendations for finding local shops.

Gas Buddy

If you’re worried about running out of gas while travelling, you need to download this application. This finds you your nearest gas stations and prices according to where you are heading. In addition, if you can save a couple of extra money, by going to any other station, it will let you know. It is available for all platforms: iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows.

Road Trippers

Road Trippers is your perfect road trip planner. All you have to do is let the application know your starting location, destination, exact dates of travel, and what kinds of food and things you’re interested in while you will be on the road. As a result, this application will plot an entire journey for you. It will show you places of interests, museums, campsites, restaurants, hotels and everything about the new places you and your friends wish to discover.


This application lets you save maps and routes for your road trips and save them on your phone. In this way, you can view them offline or in places where there is little or no access to Internet. It also offers weather forecasts, sightseeing options and unique ways of exploring.

Google Maps

Literally, life is incomplete without Google Maps. It offers the most detailed route guides, audio navigation, turn-by-turn directions, traffic monitoring, accidents, construction updates, and much more features. Many of the places we visit on road trips are new or undiscovered before, so having a GPS navigation in your phone or cars is a must.


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