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How can I create a map to show a travel itinerary using free online tools?

What I am looking for is being able to draw each travel segment over a political map of the world such as Google Maps. So that I can connect cities with arcs showing flight paths when flying, highlight road travel following the route to be taken. Also adding paths for ferry and boat travel would be good.

Note that this is different from creating a travel map where locations are painted or marked (such as on Google My Maps) without any connection between them.

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    Great Circle Mapper is an option: gcmap.com – Johns-305 Dec 11 '16 at 17:08
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    Google My Maps also allow to add lines from one point to other, just click line tool, select one airport, extend the line as far as poss, towards destination airport, zoom out, extend more, then zoom in to precisely put it where you need. Lines follow arc of earth. – DavChana Dec 11 '16 at 20:44
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    How about Photoshop? – user13044 Dec 12 '16 at 1:16
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    @Tom - Photoshop is really far from free or online. – Itai Dec 14 '16 at 21:31
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    @Tom - No, we look for tools first to save time and, mostly importantly for me, so that the results look better than what I could do myself, at least in available time. I've built plenty of tools to do tasks for myself but it seems that this should be a solved problem since there are so many use-cases for this. – Itai Dec 15 '16 at 2:43
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You could try uMap. This is a free tool, based on OpenStreetMap.

It lets you add markers on the map, or you can draw lines, or polygons. It has plenty of options for customisation, you can change the style or colours of lines, or the symbols used for markers, or the style of the background map.

It can import and export data in a variety of formats. You can share the map with others, or embed it in your own website.

Note that uMap will only draw straight lines between points. ie it won't automatically follow roads or flight paths etc, unless you click to add points along the way. Or you could create a GPS track in other software, then import it into uMap.

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One free tool that I know of to generate maps of air travel is Great Circle Mapper.

The initial UI is pretty simple but there are a lot of customization options. You can look at the many Featured Maps to get examples.

Offered since ferry travel was specifically noted as secondary.

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