We used to suggest Google’s My Maps as an alternative route planner for multiple stops, but we can no longer recommend it.
My Maps has two advantages: You can upload a spreadsheet with up to 2,000 locations, and you can add extra information like notes, custom icons and colors. This makes it great for mapping attractions or pit stops when you’re planning a road trip — but as a route planner, it’s terrible:
- You can still only plan routes in batches of 10 at a time, using layers.
- There’s a limit of 10 routes or layers. So even with 2,000 locations mapped, you can’t plan a driving route for more than 100 of them.
- It’s not easy to use, and is starting to feel more and more old-fashioned.
- Even with routes mapped, there’s no information about drive time or total distance travelled.
There’s no way to turn routes into driving directions, so a driver will still have to create their own routes from place to place.