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.

You can DEMO this app with Road Trip Planner LITE also available at the Mac App Store.

Unlike other trip planning apps, this app has NO SUBSCRIPTION FEES.


- 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 (choose from over 90 designs or import your own)
- URL for related information
- URL for related images
- weather reports from NOAA and Wunderground
- nearby web cams
- Flickr photo search
- elevation
- transport type (driving or walking)
- satellite view
- Internet Search results
- list of activities (lodging, sights to see, etc.)
- choose between multiple routes (if available)
- set the route color between pins
- between pins view driving distance, driving time, fuel cost, travel advisories, turn-by-turn driving directions
- import pins from your Contacts (select as many at once as you like)

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 and OpenStreet Maps.

Choose between driving and walking for each pin. For air and rail routes a straight line can be displayed between pins.

Add, remove or rearrange the pins in any order you wish. Search for places such as restaurants or hotels near each pin. Routes and pins can be sent to Apple Maps.

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

PUT YOUR TRIP IN YOUR GPS device. Route pins and routes can be exported as GPX files that can be imported by many Global Positioning System devices.

VIEW YOUR TRIP ON YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD with our Road Trip Planner app for iOS, or use our FREE Road Trip Planner Viewer app. Or use apps that import GPX data, such as our GPX-Viewer app. Multiple sample files are available as well, including an informative Route 66 sample file.

THE ITINERARY HOLDS ALL OF THE DETAILS. Share it and take it with you.
- display the itinerary in a separate window
- save the itinerary to disk or share it easily
- optionally include 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.

Import location data from our other map-related apps. For a complete list visit website below.

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, screenshots, videos, and support questions click on the Road Trip Planner support button or visit

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 at If Apple Maps cannot perform routing in the area you wish to travel then neither can Road Trip Planner.

What’s New

Version 4.5.98

Fixed an issue when accessing your Contacts.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
22 Ratings
22 Ratings
Slorandy ,

Uber Complicated

I think in trying to put near limitless possibilities into this application they came up with an application that is extremely difficult to learn and use. You can expect to spend hours getting the hang of using. Putting down a few points of interest and getting a route between them took quite some time. I’ve spent probably 5 hours with the program and am getting more comfortable on routing, points of interest, and the editing of such. Some features are really cool like being able to put in the mpg of your vehicle and an assumed cost for gas to get an idea of the overall fuel cost between locations. I was only looking for a program like the good ole Streets and Trips from Microsoft and came across this. The developer must have put in a ton of time building this program, which I acknowledge.

Now I’ll be trying to export my trip from my Macbook to the iPad. WIsh me luck.

CorvusFestivus ,

Good, but could be better

I have been looking for a substitute for Google Maps (Google Maps did everything that I wanted but the number of points and routes you could put on one map is very limited). The biggest problem I have with Road Trip Planner is that I can’t get routes in certain areas. I wanted to map out trips I’ve taken in Central America and West Africa. Can’t do it. If there is a way to map these trips in another program and then import them that would solve the problem. It would also be good to be able to free hand routes, then you could fill in routes where the roads aren’t in the data base or where you’re off the grid. Also I would be good to have the option of saving the actual routes rather than just the points, so you can save a map once you have it the way you want it. Thanks

Developer Response ,

Hi, and thanks for the review. The issues with not being able to route in some countries is due to Apple Maps. I suggest you contact Apple and recommend that they allow routes to be plotted in the countries you wish to plan a trip. You can save the routes when you export the data as a GPX file.

Truck 606 ,


Many users like myself are looking for a replacement for Street & Trips that is Laptop based. Roadtrip Planner is not that replacement. In my usage, the program has many weaknesses; Very difficult to learn the command structure, doesnot print an organized inteniary that uses acceppted road & highway names, the logarythems do not offer routing/planning options, cannot print a route map in connected sections for longer trips, difficult to export files as .gpx to portable devices without errors/glitches and the biggest weakness is only works on Apple Maps. Positives are; Roadtrip is the best trip planner offered in the APP store, doesn’t crash or lock up. Works in a pinch if you don’t want to get out your Windows Laptop fired up.

Developer Response ,

Hello Freightliner. If there are any issues you need help with, please use our contact page or better yet, post your questions to the Road Trip Planner forum. Many of your concerns have been addressed at the forum. As for exporting GPX files, we can't assist you without knowing what errors/glitches you're receiving. Unless you tell us otherwise, there are no known bugs in Road Trip Planner. If we find a bug, we fix it. But we can't fix what we don't know about.


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