The Best Road Trip Apps to Download Before Your Next Driving Trip

If you’re planning a road trip, there are tons of apps out there that can help make it your best driving trip ever! From road trip planning apps, to car ride entertainment, check out these 24 best road trip apps to download before your next driving trip!

PS – want to know how to get your car ready for a road trip? Check out this post for all the details + a customizable checklist! 

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Road Trip Apps: Planning

Roadtrippers App

Use Roadtrippers to plan the ultimate road trip! This app helps you find tons of cool spots like local dining spots, quirky roadside attractions, scenic points, and more. They also offer awesome pre-made road trip guides!

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

iExit

This app helps you plan your next pit stop! It can show you what store/restaurants and amenities are at upcoming exits. It also shows you gas information, including which station is the cheapest at each exit. 

road trip apps iexit

Screenshot from App Store. Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Roadside Attractions App

This app helps guide road trippers to nearby oddities and attractions. It also allows you to save places in “Things to Do” or “Want to Do” lists that you can check off as you see places!

Screenshot from App Store. Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Roadside America App

While not free and only available on iPhones, the Roadside America app lets you see all the wonderful and weird roadside attractions that America has to offer. From historical landmarks, to bizarre museums and attractions, this app is worth the $2.99!

road trip apps - roadside attractions

Screenshots from App Store, download in the App Store.

Road Trip - Scenic Route Planner App

The Scenic Route planner app uses an algorithm to guide you to your destination along the nicest, most scenic roads! You can create your own custom itinerary and find points of interest along the drive too! 

road trip planner apps

Only available on Google Play.

GasBuddy

The GasBuddy app helps you find the cheapest gas prices around and offer special discounts too! Download in the App Store or Google Play.

TripIt: Travel Planner

You book it, and TripIt organizes everything into a neat and tidy itinerary: As soon as you book a flight, tour, hotel, car, etc, simply forward it to plans@tripit.com and they’ll add it to your master itinerary — it’s genius! 

Helpful Travel Apps for trip planning

I haven’t tried it myself yet,  but it has over 172,000 reviews in the Apple App Store with an average of 4.8 stars! Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Road Trip Apps: Navigation

Google Maps

I prefer Google Maps over Waze, but that’s just personal preference. No matter what app you like, you definitely need to have some sort of navigation app on your phone before embarking on a road trip! 

road trip apps maps

Get Google Maps in the App Store or Google Play

Waze

Many people prefer Waze and say it can find you better and faster routes. I do like that they alert you when there are police ahead trying to catch speeders 😉

waze maps for road trip apps

Get Waze in the App Store or Google Play

TollSmart

TollSmart is a great trip planning app when it comes to calculating your budget. This app can look up the price of all toll roads along your route. 

toll smart road trip apps

Screenshots from App Store. Download in the App Store or Google Play.

TollGuru

TollGuru is another great app for planning out your route with toll roads. It can calculate the cheapest and fastest toll routes along your trip. You can even your vehicles information (like make and model), it’s fuel efficiency rates, and estimate costs based on fuel prices.

toll road trip apps

Screenshots from Apple. Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Road Trip Apps: Games

License Plates Game

Probably the most classic road trip game now has an app that helps you easily keep track of all the state license plates you see and event tells you fun facts about each one!

road trip game apps

Screenshots from Google Play Store. Download on Google Play. Similar app offered in App Store.

Mad Libs App

Remember Mad Libs? Well they’ve got an app now! I used to love this as a kid, and now you can play on long road trips!

road trip apps - madlibs

Only available in App Store. Here’s a similar app on Google Play.

Road Trip Travel Games

This app features 11 different classic road trip games in one app! Play again your family and friends and keep track of the winner! 

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Road Trip Bingo Games

There are several apps that let you play Roadtrip Bingo on your phone! Play with your family and friends:

Road Trip Apps: Music + Entertainment

Spotify

Spotify is my personal favorite for listening to music. Invite your friends/travel buddies to contribute to your road trip playlist, that way all passengers can add music they like! Just be sure to download the playlists to your phone beforehand so you don’t lose your tunes when driving through an area with no service. 

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Apple Music

Apple Music is similar to Spotify, but only for Apple Devices. They have over 60 million songs to stream!

Audible

Audible has the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and kids stories! It’s a great way to help pass the time on a roadtrip. 

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Podcast App

I am late to the Podcast game, but have recently become obsessed with them — especially Crime Junkie! A long road trip is the perfect time to check out some new podcasts! There are lots of different apps to listen with:

Other Road Trip Apps

Highway Weather App

The Highway Weather App forecasts the weather along the entire route of your road trip and helps you plan ahead.

road trip apps for weather

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Flush App - Toilet Finder

This app will literally help you find the closest public bathroom whenever you’re traveling. It has a database of over 200,000 public toilets around the world! 

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

HotelTonight

Need a last minute hotel? HotelTonight app gives you amazing deals on hotels for the same night and beyond! 

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Blink Roadside App

Hopefully you never have to use this app, but if you do… Blink offers fast and affordable roadside assistance from a reliable nationwide roadside assistance service network. 

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

SkyRoam

The Skyroam App and it’s device connects you to WIFI almost anywhere in the world! I used this all throughout my trip in Europe and absolutely love it. Read more about SkyRoam here.

Download in the App Store or Google Play.

Hope these apps help you prep for your next road trip! Have a favorite that I missed? Let me know in the comments or send me a DM on Instagram!

Be sure to check out my other road trip posts!

xx Chels

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