Road Trip Planner™

Road Trip Planner™

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-03-31
  • Current Version: 4.7.31
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 7.66 MB
  • Developer: William Modesitt
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 546


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. MAP PINS HOLD WHAT YOU NEED. Each pin shows: - 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 - FAX - address - URL - 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 PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING: 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.



  • Confused

    By river10845
    Created pin but can’t get route from location to pin
  • No iCloud sync

    By Gearloose2013
    The good: it’s pay-once. It uses Apple Maps data, which is actually decent and improving all the time. Trip plans are entirely private too. It will make a printable itinerary that might be useful. The distinction between POIs and waypoints is useful. Very helpfully it can export pins to Apple or Google Maps. The meh: POIs names should be automatically chosen with more smarts or be editable. Picking a POI of Arches national park shouldn’t say Moab, UT, for instance. You can annotate it in a small caption underneath. The bad: it’s impossible to collaborate on plans. This alone forces us to not use the app. It only supports exporting and importing a trip document file. While you can export it to iCloud and share from the Files app, the other people only get a copy of the file, and they don’t access the same file live as others may make changes. Furthermore it has bugs around reimporting an exported file, because it can’t handle files with the same name. The imported file doesn’t show up in its file list reliably. This is probably great for a one-person planned trip but there’s no ability to collaborate. Tossing a file back and forth would be very tedious and prone to errors.
  • Doesn’t sync, poor UI

    By dylanthered
    The UI is not intuitive. It’s fine once you get used to it but it takes more clicks than necessary. I built up a number of waypoints on my iPad and then went on my trip to find they weren’t sync’d to my iPhone and they weren’t there to be imported. So in the end I worked on the app but didn’t actually get any benefit out of it.
  • I HATE this app

    By dsf638
    Purchased this app it is Very difficult to navigate, very poor instruction . A total waste of money. Tried to get refund but it’s not permit with this app.
  • Can’t figure out how to use RTP

    By kathyelan
    I can figure out how to plan a trip?!?? What is file’? How do you create a file? Is a file your buzz word for road trip?
  • Hard to use

    By Video ❤️er
    Difficult to navigate and even start it. Maybe I didn’t spend enough time on it.
  • Doesn’t work don’t buy

    By Stroupe K
    Can’t get to work save your money
  • Very Satisfied with Application and after purchase support

    By Unhappy with 1/2
    While I originally had some problems finding application features, the after application support solved my lack of knowledge. The application allowed me to solve routing preferences by adding pins, correct trip dates and print trip documentation.
  • Frustrating!

    By Lynnmw3
    I just tried using this app, and have given up! Every time I add a new map point, it drops one of the other points I’ve already entered. I’ve updated after every addition, and it still drops my locations. Time to move on!
  • Terrible value

    By Rumla1978
    User unfriendly and not worth it
  • Way to complex.

    By Raggedclaws
    After pages of tutorial I can generate a route but still don’t know how to begin the turn by turn directions!
  • Dont waste your money

    By Amy Arts LLC
    This app is horrible and difficult to figure out. Not user friendly. I would not buy.
  • Terrible App

    By NadineKlang
    Don’t waste your money- app blames problems on Apple. Pathetic!
  • Map is not accurate!!!

    By i was a fool to downlaod this
    The worst app!! Nothing on the app works and they can’t find places on the map even if I put the address in! Also found places where map is not accurate and is missing the whole lake!!! At this day and age you can’t even get the map right?! Or the trip planning app...
  • Needs better instructions. $5.99 wasted

    By sbrenban630
    No directions. Impossible to add starting point
  • Bummer

    By TT128
    Paid to download this app and can’t figure it out. When you tap on the help icon it takes you to a page that isn’t working. Refund please!
  • This app is perfect for my needs

    By Jokoco
    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.
  • Not user friendly

    By %neveragain
    I find this app extremely frustrating to use. Whenever I tried to add a new route pin it moved my previous route pin to the new location instead of adding a route pin. This app is not instinctive at all. Hate it.
  • Forever now our road trip companion

    By CosmicCharlie88
    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.
  • Doesn’t work well

    By Hollidae3£5
    Trying to go from National park to National park and most of the time it says there is no route available. Feels like I wasted my $
  • Not what I was looking for

    By Djjsiiais
    So you can’t add a starting point to your planner. You can’t edit an existing points address. You can’t adjust the sequence of waypoints, you have to delete and start again. It’s easy to mistakenly move a route pin, and you can’t retype the correct address or undo what you've done. I’ve wasted my money with is app.
  • Shabby app

    By draymankid
    Extremely difficult to use! Appears to be written for programmers not users.
  • Don’t waste your money

    By tommy lickr
    The app is not user friendly, cannot use it to plan routes. I wish I had my 6 bucks back
  • Useless

    By CholeinNH
    I cannot locate any of the landmarks and sites I am looking for. Very frustrating.
  • Not useful for RV route planning!

    By HVL8
    The app is no more useful to an RV traveler than iOS “Maps” because it can’t screen the route to avoid roads that are unsuitable for an RV, such as a 7’0” underpass on a NJ expressway or a single lane mountain pass in CO. There are GPS maps that screen the route given the dimensions of your rig but this isn’t one of them.
  • Bad program

    By 50kicking
    Incredibly too hard to navigate
  • Super helpful but bad locations

    By JiggyTDawg
    We used this app for a cross-country road trip and it was super helpful. We were able to pick our destination for the next day and then divide that leg into reasonable stops. The only issue we ran into, and this may be a google maps issue, many of the historical or random attraction stops either didn’t exist or were not accurate. We ended up in someone’s driveway more than once thinking it would be a historical site.
  • Great

    By Pete236894
    Great help on travel plans
  • Hard to navigate

    By Willnbjhfdryjin
    Good idea but bad user ops.
  • This blows.

    By stonecupid
    Not reading my file!!!

    By t28484w
    This app does not work at all. Says it is free then will charge you 6.49$ days later! 😡😡 ITS A SCAM
  • Great application suite

    By Davelsumner
    This app is incredibly functional on both IOS and Mac. The portability of the files among devices is what pulled is in, but it has a lot more to offer. I highly recommend it.
  • Need to make it so simple a lawyer can use it!

    By Grounds for Divorce
    Too complicated!!
  • welcome back to MS DOS

    By Ctfsgukhfd
    If you are old like me and learned computers from ancient times and had to memorize keyboard combinations to make anything logical happen on the screen then you will likely be able to muddle your way through this app to find a frustrating line drawn across the map to more than one place. But hopefully you are also bald like me because you will try to pull out your hair in frustration while doing so. For example: We want the map page to show miles. App deleloper tells us to go to callouts, change settings, and presto he says we will see mileage. But of course we don't. You can only see the mileage to or from a touched poi. The app developer has obviously never used Microsoft Streets and Trips (by far still the best mapping program ever made!) because if he had he would combine the functionality of the magnifying glass and the disappearing/morphing plus button into one search bar that never leaves the top of the screen. My father was the kind of guy who was always right and never listened to constructive feedback so I am an expert at cutting my losses and moving on. It was worth $6 to me just to write this review. Lots of reviewers have expressed frustration with the user interface of this app. They are all correct. It is needlessly complicated. The app developer obviously has the coding skills to make working apps, but he needs to learn the business skills to listen to his customers and make the user interface as easy as Streets and Trips. If a 5th grader can't sit down with an ipad and plan a route w/o help, the app needs continuous improvement.
  • Not quite up to the jon

    By Skta1
    Although the app says it does a lot it is tedious and not user friendly. Major issue-does not indicate roads that cannot be used by RV’s. No RVs on NY PARKWAYS-yet every route included them. Frustrating and useless if you are unfamiliar with your route
  • Can’t believe I actually paid money for this

    By Kareterra
    Had high hopes. I Keep trying to enter a poi in marathon Texas, the address that comes up for the poi is correct, but the map pin shows up in Wisconsin. Another pin @ Gage Hotel shows up in the northeast USA. Garbage.
  • Not user friendly

    By rdwsprattIII
    This app is way to difficult for my simple mind. I want to put in where I am going and where I’m leaving from and then add waypoints along the way. I spent 2 hours trying and failing. I look for another
  • Good app, but has some very annoying flaws

    By Rootbeerdude526
    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.
  • Love the app but...

    By AtlantaSax
    I have been using the heck out of this app but it frustrates me to no end! I use it in conjunction with several other apps to plot our course (we’re new full-timers), but each time I come back to RTP I have to reload the trip. This is a fine app that could be GREAT with a bit more work - please do that work developers.
  • Pain

    By Ljmyers
    In the behind to drop pins!
  • Works fine

    By Hairset
    I cannot figure where to add fuel price. Help, please
  • Great

    By bg4real
    App is great
  • Great app for travelers!

    By Wrinklie44
    Replaced the defunct MS S&T with this and couldn’t be more pleased.
  • Road closure

    By Game issues 1256784
    I have been trying to plan my summer road trip with my kids. We bought the app and all gathered around to plan our huge Summer trip. After placing 6 pins of places we wanted to see we hit route. We got an error message saying one of the roads we are taking is closed do to weather. That’s great but I’m not going until August, we just want to see how many miles it is from each pin. I read the app instructions and they advise trying again in a few days. Well it’s been a week now and we are still unable to see our route. To say we are discounted is an understatement. Do not use this app it is useless if you are planing your trip during the winter
  • Lovin’ Road Trip Planner

    By Long Distance Traveler
    Just bought the app about 3 weeks ago, and have mapped out our 4300 mi summer motorcycle vacation. Still exploring to find out all that the app does, and every new thing I discover is great! Exploring the app is kinda like exploring the country. You can keep it simple by traveling the Interstate ... or you can get off the beaten path, travel the 2 lane state highways and find a lot of beauty and grandeur. Thanks for all the hard work ... it’s one terrific app! And much easier to use on my iPad than what I used for the past 10 years. Don’t let my 5 star review cause you to slow down ... keep the improvements coming!
  • Great App **mapping our route and recording it

    By Bigscott2010
    I use this to keep track of where we are going with the ability to change the planned route and save it with time spent, fuel cost. I have traveled through 46 states in the last year and NO problems. The best part is my path is recorded to the minute and gallon of fuel. Love it. Scott S
  • Too convoluted

    Entering information requires using too many screens. It takes way too long to enter simple info - I find it easier and quicker just to use a calendar app. I don’t need all the other stuff - I’m not going to need fuel costs or a place to put photos, etc. I just want to plan a trip, no need to over think this.
  • Waste of Money

    By Imelda145
    Very buggy and hard to use. Better trip planners on other apps. Wish I could get a refund.
  • Super glitchy

    By X1-lightning
    In iOS 11 this app is unusable, can’t even map out basic waypoints or zoom in