RoadTrip America

  • Roadside treat in Mackinaw City, MI - Photo by Mark Sedenquist
  • Glacier NP in Montana - Photo by Peter Thody
  • Las Vegas Strip- Photo by Diane Taylor
  • Ron Clements, Oklahoma City, OK - Photo by Patti Clements

Plan Your RoadTrip with RTA

Our goal is to help you plan the roadtrip of your dreams. Online since 1996, RTA offers a variety of free tools as well as a friendly community of roadtrip experts and enthusiasts. We invite you to put RTA's resources to work as you plan--or just dream!

Get Trip Advice

For friendly, expert advice from experienced road trippers in every part of the continent, join the Great American RoadTrip Forum. Free registration is required to post questions and join the discussions, but you are welcome to browse all the conversations and articles without registering.

Meet Your Guides

RTA's trip planning advisors hail from around the globe. As a group, they've covered millions of miles road tripping around North America. They're online daily, generously sharing their knowledge, expertise, and discoveries.

Make Your Own Maps

Create free custom maps with RTA's Map Wizard. Enter your start and end points, then find great roadtrip attractions along your route. No registration is required to make as many maps as you want.

Seasoned and experienced roadtrippers have contributed attractions which can be added to anyone’s maps. These attractions are further divided into categories, each with their own colored flag for easy viewing. These special locations include: Museums, Parks & Recreation, Natural Wonder, Historic Sites, Events, Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Civil War Campgrounds, Sports Venues, and Fishing Parking areas. All of the saved locations arose from personal visits by the contributing writers, but they are by no means, the only locations that can be added to a map. Anyone using these maps can add as many custom locations as they wish. There is no limitation on the number of attractions/locations that can be added to maps. Free registration is required to save, share, and print maps. Registration also lets you make more detailed maps with RTA's Advanced Maps.