Routing sites

In addition to all the paper maps, we’ve been looking at digital support for routing, especially when driving through Europe. How far to drive each day, what to see along the route, where to stay at the end of each day, configuring the routes to choose highways some days, and smaller roads other days, etc.

Routing sites

Site
Suggested day segments
Hotels
Camping
Multiple trips
Comments
ViaMichelin
Yes
No
No
No
No detailed configuration
Furkot
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Super detailed and configurable. Great support
RoutePerfect
Yes
Disabled
No
No
Roadtrippers
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Very little configuration of trip
Google maps
No
No
No
Yes
Route only

The undefeated choice is Furkot. It has everything a route planner could possibly wish for, and more.
If you just want to get a route, either of the sites will do the job. ViaMichelin and Google maps are probably the fastest. But if you would like to tweak the trip, see how far you will possibly get each day, what hotels and/or camping sites are available within a certain radius of the day’s end, where to get fuel, save different trips or versions of the same route, and much more, Furkot is the choice. You can even get the route offline, even though it’s not an app!

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