How can I plan a daytime only route, or travel a certain number of miles/hours per day?

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You can plan to drive a certain number of miles or hours per day (e.g., 8 hours) by selecting the Search button and choosing from one of the predefined route search options, such as “Search Every X Hours”. You will be prompted to select the number of hours to travel, and the category to search for (Hotels, Campgrounds, etc.). In the search results list, you can then add the places you want to the map. See below for older versions.

To set a place as an overnight stop (e.g. leave at 7 am), first add the pin to your route by setting it as a WayPt. Then, tap the Route button, tap the waypoint in the list, and set a “Leave at…” layover of 7 am (no “full days” should be added to leave the next morning).

If there were any intervals with no search results, you can use the “Search X Hours from a Pin” option, to easily vary the number of hours from the pin where there were no search results. You will be prompted to select the pin to search from, and you can change the search by +/- 0.5 hours (7.5, 8.5, etc.), or more as needed, to find search results. See below for additional options.

Additional options

You can also find places to stop near a particular time (or near sunset) using inRoute’s charts. Tap the “Distance/Time” label at the bottom to switch to viewing a chart against time. Sunset markers are shown on the chart and, as with any point on the charts, they can be tapped to briefly flash that point along the route on the map so you know where the time occurs. Zoom in on the chart near the time you wish to stop and the map will adjust to show that same area (or vice versa, zooming in on the map). Then tap the search field and select the “Route shown” or “Map” options and enter a search for “hotels”, “campgrounds”, etc, to find places to stay overnight.

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