Place pins on a worldwide map for each location you want to visit, then see your route. Enter trip details for each location and create a complete trip itinerary. Multiple sample files are available, including an informative Route 66 sample file.
You can demo this app by downloading our free RTP Viewer app. RPT Viewer is virtually identical to this app except with RTP Viewer you can’t save your edits.


- arrival date & time
- departure date & time
- travel time to this location
- time spent at this location
- name of pin (such as John’s house)
- address of pin
- notes and images
- custom pin color and icon
- URL for related information
- URL for related images
- weather reports
- transport type (driving or walking)
- Internet Search results
- list of activities (lodging, sights to see, etc.)
- choose between multiple routes (if available)
- view driving distance between pins, driving time, fuel cost, travel advisories, turn-by-turn driving directions
- Export pin data to your calendar.

EACH PIN CAN HAVE MANY ACTIVITIES. For each activity you can record:

- name of activity
- activity date, time and duration
- cost
- phone
- address
- email address
- confirmation number
- notes
- picture

There are two types of pins. Route Pins are used to create the route. POI Pins mark points of interest on the map.

Choose between Apple Maps or OpenStreet Maps. Cache non-Apple maps to disk for offline use. See the settings and Help for more info.

For air and rail routes a straight line can be displayed between pins.

Add, remove or rearrange the pins in any order you wish. Routes and pins can be sent to Apple Maps.

Import and export GPX data files.

Each trip can be saved as a separate document. Perfect for anyone who wants to maintain a record of past trips.

VIEW YOUR TRIP ON YOUR MAC with our Road Trip Planner app available from the Mac App Store.
Send location data to Road Trip Planner directly from any of our location-savvy apps.

THE ITINERARY HOLDS ALL OF THE DETAILS. Share it and take it with you.
- print the itinerary or share it easily
- includes a map image with pins and routes, activities for each Route Pin, costs for each activity, total fuel cost, total trip cost, information for Points of Interest Pins, and driving instructions.

USE THE TO-DO CHECKLIST. Make sure you don’t forget anything.

Development is very active and we have many more features planned. We respond quickly to suggestions and questions in our forum.
PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR AN ISSUE. We promise we'll respond as quickly as we can.

For more info visit the Road Trip Planner web site at

The mapping and routing functionality Road Trip Planner uses is based upon Apple’s maps technology. If Apple Maps cannot find a route between map pins, then neither can Road Trip Planner. Please test the area you wish to travel using Apple’s Maps app to ensure that the area can be routed. If it cannot be routed, please submit the issue to Apple. If Apple Maps cannot perform routing in the area you wish to travel then neither can Road Trip Planner.

What’s New

Version 4.7.2

More accurate address displayed when adding a new pin with an address.
Better error control when exporting to iCloud.
Other bug fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
982 Ratings
982 Ratings
CosmicCharlie88 ,

Forever now our road trip companion

An old friend and I started a Holiday road trip tradition this past year that honestly changed our lives. A major factor in its success we realized was the seamless nature in which we were able to use technology to help guide us toward the things we wanted to see, yet leave the ability jump around based on how we felt at any given moment. This app was a key factor in allowing us to check off the must sees, move around the stuff we realized we didn’t have time for, and keep moving forward without any feeling of being stuck or wondering what to do next. This app will be the third wheel in all of our road trips (for which we have 3 files already in the works) to come! A very special thanks to the creators for making such a relevant platform for people who like to wing it with at least some idea of what to see along the way.
This app still gives you the feeling of rolling out that paper map and pointing at spots of interest, then just does all of the hard annoying work of discovering the route.
My only suggestion would be to include a real time Navi section at which point we’d never have to switch between this and waze, and if possible nudge us to check the gas tank after that feeling of relief to finally see the light of dawn after pulling out of an 8 hour overnight winter rainstorm through the hills of West Virginia, thank god for AAA.
Oh, and make it compatible with the new IPad keyboard.

Jokoco ,

This app is perfect for my needs

I love this app. It is very intuitive. I can map out all of my vacations, see optional routes, include points of interests that don’t need to be on the route itself. I can change all the icons on the map just for fun. It computes not just the time to go someplace but also the gas cost. I can add notes of my own.

The neat thing is that this app doesn't just sync on the cloud - I can send my maps to others. Or just save your completed map routes to Dropbox or cloud drive to download later. Or I can upload my routes to Google Maps for step by step directions.

I have tried other routing maps - and most require really weird subscriptions. This one does not. It is a straight forward app that lets you try it for free with all options except saving changes you make. The price for this app is well worth it for being able to save new routes - and not worry about future surprises.

I corresponded with the app’s creator about a relatively minor issue and now just a few days later he fixed it with an update.

Rootbeerdude526 ,

Good app, but has some very annoying flaws

Was originally going to give 4 stars because I only could think of 1 flaw. A decent amount of times the trip I was working on would just disappear. I’d be plotting points of where I’d be going on the map and then it’d just go blank. All I had to do was re load the trip, but it still is annoying.

What earned the app 1 star less was that you can’t edit the order of the plots easily.

Say you’re planning a road trip and want to make a slight adjustment in the middle. As far as I know you have to completely start over. There is no way to manually change the order of stops with out starting from scratch.

Also If you have at least 1 stop that requires a plane, it completely renders some features useless. I’d like the option to account for flights in the app.

With these complaints I feel like this is a decent app with some flaws that make it a pain to use sometimes. Take these flaws into your consideration and weigh them with your uses for the app before deciding to purchase.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry to hear about the a trip disappearing, but unless you contact us we can't assist you.

You can easily change the order of the map pins by dragging them to a new position in the list after you tap the Edit button. This is common among iPhone apps, and at the app website there is a video showing how it's done.

Flights can easily be added to the trip via a straight line.

Please consider reading the online app user's manual for answers to your questions and a lot more useful information on how to use the app.


William Modesitt
6.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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