Quickly Customize a Trip's Route


Routes can be customized by dragging them on the map. Hover the cursor 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.

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    Grant Mathews

    Is there any plan to add a default setting to "Avoid Highways?" When planning longer trips, it is exhausting to have to drag every stretch of road off the highway. For example, the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville, TN to Natchez, MS requires hundreds of miles of rerouting, and several waypoints on the route that are listed as GPS coordinates. Any response to this issue would be appreciated, even if its no. haha Thanks

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    Brandon Hite

    Hey Grant, this feature may be coming soon to our trip planner. Feel free to add this as a feature request in the meantime here: https://support.roadtrippers.com/hc/communities/public/topics/200077913-Feature-Requests so others may vote for it!


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    Linda Alexandra28

    Can you do this on the app? I can't seem to figure out how to adjust my route so that I take PCH instead of the 5 for my trip up the west coast.

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    Hey Linda, currently routes cannot be changed or modified within the app. However, many of our Web app features will be making their way to our mobile app soon so stay tuned!

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    Have noticed issues w/Roadtrippers.com not loading successfully with IE9 - are there known issues with IE9?

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    alyssa weskoski

    how do i delete these dots? i have a few of them guiding my drip into nowhere. i was messing with them testing them out and made a mess. am i stuck them now?

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    Hi Alyssa. We’re sorry you ran into a problem using the site. Can you email us at support@roadtrippers.com with your issue? Our team will take a look into your problem.

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    I am trying to figure out a return trip that is different from the original route. I want to see different states

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