driving route planner, route finder, driving directions

Do you have several errands to run and wonder what the optimal route is to save gas and/or time?
Are you a service person trying to determine when to schedule your appointments for the day?
Do you wish Mapquest and Google Maps could show multiple destinations on the same map?
Please see Important Notice below.

This site saves you time and money by optimizing complex driving routes involving up to twenty-five different addresses. Often referred to as the "Travelling Salesman Problem", our logistics algorithms find the quickest route or the shortest route for you.

Enter your Starting Address here
If you prefer, you can leave the Starting Address field blank and press the Plan My Route button to go directly to Step 1

Important Notice:

Reinstatement of Original Driving Route Planner

We are pleased to announce that the original version of Driving Route Planner has been restored on this website and that, for the time being, there will be no charges associated with using this website.

The new version of Driving Route Planner which was utilized on this website from June 23, 2018 to July 20, 2018 has been re-branded as Driving Route Optimizer and is now being hosted at www.drivingrouteoptimizer.com. For the time being, the Driving Route Optimizer will be free to use as well.

Here are the key differences between the two systems:

Driving Route Planner
  • Up to 6 stops
  • Advanced Version allows placeholders in addresses to be substituted for city names, etc.
  • Once an address is verified, we display the detailed address
  • Slower computation times (it can take over 5 minutes to compute optimal routes)
  • Shows several alternative routes including "fastest", "shortest", and "as entered".
  • Printable version of the map is dynamic and uses numbered stops

Driving Route Optimizer
  • Up to 23 stops
  • When looking up addresses we only show the city where the address is found, not the detailed address
  • Faster computation times (optimal route is generally calculated within a few seconds)
  • Only computes the fastest route unless the user requests "as entered", in which case there is no optimization process.
  • Can place restrictions on the route to Avoid Tolls, Highways and/or Ferries
  • Printable version of the map is static and uses letters to mark the stops

Features Available in Both Systems
  • Ability to specify a starting time
  • Ability to set stopover durations

In summary, if you have up to 23 stops and you are only interested in the fastest route (or the "As Entered" route), or if you require route restrictions such as avoiding toll roads, we recommend that you use the Driving Route Optimizer. If it is important to see several alternate routes or if you have up to 6 stops, you should use this site (Driving Route Planner).

As we have announced previously, our Driving Route services rely heavily on services which were previously provided free by Google. As of July 16, 2018, Googles charges for these services:

  • Every address lookup
  • Driving Time/Distance/Directions between stops
  • Map Generation

We are investigating solutions that will allow us to keep providing these systems to our users at a reasonable cost and we will keep you updated once we have further information.

Sometimes there may be other considerations beyond just the driving distance or driving time. For example, perhaps you want to pick up groceries on your final stop or you may want to avoid busy streets during rush-hour. This is why we allow you to choose from several shortest routes and the quickest routes. You can also choose the exact sequence for your stops by entering them in the desired order.
Driving Route Planner