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I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions).

There are several sites to help with the planning (notably Roadtrippers which is horribly slow and the addresses matching is horrendous -- but has quite a lot of information). All the ones I had a look at are missing one key feature: breaking the route into daily chunks.

All of them give an overall driving time which does not make much sense. It would be better, when planning to start at at 8:00, to know that one is likely to be here and here at 19:00. This would allow, taking into account the time spent on visiting, eating, stopping 73 times for the children to pee - to plan for a motel on the way.

This becomes particularly important when the type of the road is taken into account: 100 km on a highway is different from 100 km in the mountains.

Is such functionality available somewhere?

  • that's a good idea. – Fattie Oct 12 '18 at 13:22
  • I programmed that myself years ago because I had the need. I doubt there is anything out there. – Aganju Oct 12 '18 at 13:50
  • @Aganju: did you use something like Google Directions API for that? Or just manually stretching the route? – WoJ Oct 16 '18 at 14:16
  • @Aganju: did you use something like Google Directions API for that? Or just manually stretching the route? – WoJ Oct 16 '18 at 14:16
  • all own code - that was before Google API. I typed the distances/ travel times to all relevant places in, and each member of the party could pick on a website what he wants to see/do. The code then sequenced the picked list and added overnight stops after each day was filled. – Aganju Oct 16 '18 at 14:27

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