Quickly Customize a Trip's Route

Our trip planner looks for the most efficient route between waypoints by default. If you want to take a different route, on our desktop site you can easily customize the route by clicking and dragging it on the map.

  • Hover your mouse over the route and wait for a dot to appear.
  • Click on the dot to grab the route and move it.
  • Dragging the route will create a via waypoint



This can be useful for quickly adjusting where a trip will go. For example, there may be a certain highway you want to take (or avoid). Drag the route off (or on) the highway for quick and easy customization of the trip.

Dragging is also useful if there are general areas you want to travel through, but not a specific place or stop.

You can also always drop a pin as another way to modify your trip’s route.

Looking for more options? If you're a Roadtrippers Pro member, you can select route avoidance preferences to avoid highways, toll roads, and dirt roads. If you're a Roadtrippers Premium member, you can also enter your RV details by following the steps here: How to Set Up Routing Options

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