Best Road Trip Apps for iPhone/iPad: Planning a Road Trip? Check This Out

Planning an exciting road trip with your friends? Have a quick look at these best road trip apps for iPhone and iPad to ensure you perfectly prepare for your itinerary; making it a memorable experience.

Before planning a road trip, it is mandatory to keep a check on few things such as map, restaurants, fuel check, maintaining your car and other things. There’s a lot of apps that can help you do it all, along with information on the routes you take, pit stops, fuel tracking and more.

Check out this special collection of the best road trip apps for iPhone and iPad. From letting you instantly prepare your packing list, organizing your backpack, navigating you to your destination to reminding you of the important things you need to carry for the trip, these road trip apps for iOS are very essential for travelers.

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Best Road Trip Apps for iPhone and iPad

Best Road Trip Apps for iPhone and iPad

#1. Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

With “Roadtrippers,” you will enjoy your memorable trip and easily discover famous places, local dinners, scenic points and more. You can plan your trip right from the app and share it with your friends.

The app also adds valuable suggestion to make your itinerary thrilling. The places you like or trips you save on your iPhone will automatically sync across your iOS devices. The only downside, if any, is that its content is currently USA-focused only.

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Price: Free

#2. inRoute

inRoute iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

If you are toying with the idea of going for a fantastic road trip, make sure to take “inRoute” for a ride to let you plan your trip smartly. Use weather, elevation, temperature, humidity, curves and other important data to ensure your trip turns out to be as amazing as you wish.

The turn-by-turn directions with voice-guided navigation will help you travel easily to an unknown place. As it automatically checks your place for severe weather (alerts are currently available for about 100 locations for USA and UK areas only), you will be able to stay safe and avoid being caught in bad weather. You can search along a route to discover hotels, interesting places and more. Even better, it lets you use all the pro features for 7 days free of cost.

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Price: Free

#3. Waze

Waze iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Being the largest community-based traffic and navigation app, “Waze” is designed to make your road trip a fabulous experience.  Thanks to real-time traffic and road information, you can save plenty of time, fuel and avoid being stuck in heavy traffic.

The road alerts along your route keep your informed about the nearby hotels, well-known places and more. You can also add information on local places and businesses and report accidents. Besides, it also lets you see the estimated time of arrival of your friends if they are also heading to the same destination.

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Price: Free

#4. Travel List

Travel List iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Planning your next trip would become a joy with “Travel List.” You don’t have to spend a lot of time in creating a packing list. The app takes care of everything that’s needed to be on your list. With the presets being completely customizable, you have complete liberty to add any item to the list. Make sure to create reminders so that you don’t miss out on any essential things. Besides, you can sync the list across your devices and share it with your friends.

Price: Free

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#5. Road Warrior Route Planner

Road Warrior Route Planner iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Primed specifically for travelers and sales representatives, realtors and driving professionals, “Road Warrior” allows you to quickly create multi-destination routes. Based on your need and real-time traffic, you can ideally optimize your routes.

Add availability time windows so that you will be able to arrive at a location during open hours. It provides you the option to navigate using your favorite navigation app like Google Map, Apple Maps,  HERE Maps, Waze, etc. Besides, you can check locations to keep track of your activity.

Price: Free

#6. Route4Me

Route4Me iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

With more than 1,000,000 users, “Route4Me” is one of the finest route planner apps. What makes it stand out is the ability to optimize your route in a better way. It claims to make your route shorter by 25-35% after being optimized.

To get started, just enter your zip code, airport codes, state, city and leave the rest of it. Once you see your route on the Map, you can use navigation apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps to reach your destination with ease. If you are heading for a multi-destination road trip, this is what you should use to save a lot of time and make your travel easier.

Price: Free

#7. Route 66

Route 66 iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“Route 66” is simple yet highly effective trip planner. Depending on your interest, you can customize your trip to your heart’s liking. Once you have planned your travel, use the map to reach your destination. The easy-to-use features coupled with the clean user-interface make this app very handy for travelers.

Price: $2.99

#8. Sygic Travel: Trip Planner & City Guide

Sygic Travel Trip Planner iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“Sygic Travel” is a must-have travel guide to enjoy any trip to the fullest. Apart from showing the well-known places and tourist destinations, it makes sure you are able to navigate to your favorite places even offline.

What if you suddenly decide to change your plan? This trip planner can even recommend you the places where you would like to visit. It shows opening hours along with contact information for popular sights. Use the weather forecasts to help you plan according to the upcoming weather.

Price: Free

#9. Road Trip Packing Planner

Road Trip Packing Planner iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Before going for a trip, it’s better to prepare complete packing list and neatly organize suitcase or backpack to remain chilled throughout the itinerary.  “Road Trip Packing Planner” is something you would want to have to make sure you don’t forget to take any important thing.

The master list of items assists you in planning your road trip packing list. You can add or remove items from the master lists. Since it works even without the internet, you will be able to plan your travel without any break. More importantly, you can share your packing lists with your friends and ask for suggestions.

Price: $0.99

#10. TripList

TripList iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Not quite pleased with the way you read your packing list and often forget to carry required stuff? “TripList” is a tailor-made solution for you. It lets you prepare your packing lists and manages your to-do lists a lot easily and faster.

All the items are stored in the catalog which you can customize in keeping with your requirements. The free version of the app allows you to store 250-300 items in the catalog. As it supports multiple users, any member of your family can edit and sync lists on their iOS devices. The ten-day weather forecast makes it easy for you pack the list based on the weather. After completing your travel, you can save your list to use it later. Upgrade to the pro version of the app to use several handy features like Wizard which adds items to your list as per the destination.

Price: Free

Signing Off

Now, take these road trip apps for a ride to plan your itinerary to the best possible way and discover great places. They will surely stand up to your expectation of making your travel easy. You wouldn’t need a guide to help you navigate local areas as long these apps are with you. So, make sure to enjoy local dinners and check out the scenic points.

You may also want to check out these related posts like best travel apps for iPhone and iPad, best flight tracking apps, etc.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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