Your road trip planning efforts can take many forms, from a detailed itinerary to a vague idea of where you want to end up. No matter how you’re traveling, you’re sure to have moments where you face essential unanswered questions such as where is the next bizarre museum? Or who has the best cup of coffee in a five-mile radius? These apps will solve all your en route dilemmas and help you have the best road trip ever.

7. Scout: To Find Your Way

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Scout is GPS navigation app that’s fast and accurate, making it a top choice for iPhone users. It offers real-time directions and both 2D and 3D displays. Check out attractions and other points of interest coming up on your route with just a few taps. This navigation tool makes sure you’re never lost.

6. GasBuddy: To Get You the Best Price

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Gas prices are a top concern for any road tripper on a budget. GasBuddy shows you where to get the cheapest gas in your immediate vicinity. This tool will help you decide whether you should fill up now or keep going a bit. Passengers looking for something to do can even take part in the greater GasBuddy network by reporting gas prices as they pass them. You’ll earn points and rewards for your participation.

5. iExit Interstate Exit Guide: To Find the Best Stops

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Deciding whether to stop now or wait for the next exit is the great gamble of the American road trip. Never settle for fast food when your favorite restaurant is ahead. Now you’ll always know if there’s something better at those exits up the road.

4. Foodspotting: To Show You the Tastiest Stops

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Users of the Foodspotting app share their favorite restaurants and dishes with pictures and reviews. Pull up a map any time you’re getting hungry and you can see where the best diners, coffee houses, bars, and restaurants are in your area. This is a must-have app for foodies on the road.

3. TripIt: To Organize Your Travel

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If you’re a planner, TripIt is the app for you. TripIt organizes confirmation emails and other important details for your trip in one handy place. You can even share your itinerary efficiently with Facebook and LinkedIn contacts. Whether you want to rent or even purchase a used car,Tripit can help you to get your transportation squared away.

2. Roadside America: To Help You Find the Best Sights

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No road trip is complete without a few quirky stops along the way. The Roadside America app directs you to the best museums, grave sites, natural wonders, and other tourist traps along your route. Never miss out on the world’s biggest or smallest anything with this tool.

1. Pano: To Get Perfect Pictures

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Pano allows you to take dramatic panoramic shots on your iPhone. This app is a must for any good road trip. Chronicle all the best sights and stops along the way, from picturesque natural vistas to weird and wonderful roadside stops.

Fill up your phone with these great apps and you’re sure to have everything you need for an unforgettable and successful road trip. What are any other apps that you use on your road trips?

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