Using online road trip planners helps us to create a free road trip plan. Enter your start and your end points, then see a route laid out between them. Then you may click and drag the route to modify it as you wish. You can print it out, save it, e-mail it, etc. Online road trip planners also calculate distance and time traveled between points. Some of them allow you to see all sorts of things along the way.
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AAA road trip planner (TripTik Travel Planner) – USA and Canada. Triptik Travel Planner provides us with maps, directions, and regional travel guides. Map options include AAA approved lodgings, attractions, AAA approved restaurants, events, Hertz rental centers, campgrounds, approved auto repair shops, member discounts, and gas stations.
Mapquest road trip planner – International. Mapquest provides us with maps and directions. Map options include live traffic updated every 5 minutes, a neat 360 view feature, hotels and motels, restaurants, parks, ice cream, parking garages, bars, shopping, gas stations, schools, banks, oil and lube, hotels, post offices, dry cleaners, airports, ATM’s, golf courses, coffee shops, grocery stores, pizza, movie theatres, and a search box to include the things not on their list.
Bing Maps – International. Bing provides us with maps and directions. Bing has an extensive collection of ‘map apps’ worth exploring.
Google Maps – International. Google provides us with maps and directions. Map options include traffic, photos, videos, Wikipedia, webcams, buzz, terrain, and real estate.
Google Earth – International. Google Earth is an amazing research tool. There are a lot of features besides maps and directions available. This application is really worth exploring. But be careful, Google Earth is a large program and may not work on older machines.
Yahoo Maps – International. Yahoo provides us with maps and directions.
Rand McNally road trip planner – USA and Canada. Rand McNally provides us with maps, directions, and travel guides. You may optimize your trip for time, distance, and avoiding highways and toll roads.