From Vehicle Preparation to Budgeting: The Ultimate Road Trip Planner

October 14, 2020 / Backpacking/Tips/Travel

There’s nothing like a good road trip to make some unforgettable memories. Whether it’s just you and your friends or a family adventure, the best road trips require a little bit of planning. Luckily, there are road trip planners that can help you make the most out of your next driving excursion. Even if spontaneous road trips are more your speed, you can still do some impromptu planning with a little ingenuity.


When you’re not going wherever the road takes you, you’ll need an itinerary to guide your way. An itinerary not only ensures that you remember your travel plans, but it also helps the trip to flow more smoothly. You can center your stops around your lodging or you can opt for the other way around. You can go for as many or as few activities as you like. It is helpful to create a Google map that will give you an idea of landmarks, lodging, shopping, and other useful information. You might even want to take some time to explore vehicle options for your ride.


A road trip planner app just might be one of the easiest ways to plan a road trip. You simply enter your starting point and your ending point and it will bring up all the interesting places to stop along the way. This allows you to pick and choose what is of most interest to you and your passengers. Some apps will allow you to input the types of things you’re interested in for better focusing your stops. Whether it’s food, antiques or music that pulls you, a road trip app is probably the most convenient way to plan a route. An app is likely to be your best bet on those spur of the moment road trips.

The Internet

If you know that you’re taking a trip well in advance, you can do a little Internet research to chart your route. You can get a street view of potential landing spots, read reviews, and ask around on social media platforms. Wherever you’re going, you can be sure that there is something for everyone no matter where you’re headed. And one of the greatest things about using the Internet to search out roast trip worthy destinations is being able to take your time choosing where you want to stop along the way. This is probably the preferred option for those who are more methodical about their travel plans. 

Before you hit the road, make sure that you pack all of your essentials, including your map, brochures, notes, blankets, and plenty of tasty road snacks. There’s a lot of adventure and memories out there on the road waiting for you and your companions. You may be surprised by some of the things that you find or the things that find you. So don’t be afraid to take your foot off the gas and take a good look around you. Planning your road trip can be just as enjoyable as the road trip itself, regardless of the road you choose to take.