Best Road Trip Apps

Road trips can be an opportunity for family bonding, and sometimes a time for whining -- these apps can help with both. Put a modern twist on classic car activities with apps like Wheels on the Bus. Bring along your phone or tablet, and your kids can express their creativity (no markers to keep track of), play games together (no pieces to lose), collaborate to solve puzzles, and more -- all on the go!

Browse Best Road Trip Apps

 
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From packing to taking pictures, preschoolers drive the fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
 
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Classic kids' song becomes interactive in darling ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Great drawing app is a window to self-expression.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Classic reborn as fee-based e-library with great selection.
Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
 
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Delightful way to learn about animals, people, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
 
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Hands-on, info-packed app with only a couple of flaws.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Deluxe creative tool will wow artists young and old.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
 
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Simple app encourages creativity, storytelling.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
 
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Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Car puzzler with lots of levels and good help when stuck.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
 
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Surprisingly fun geography education game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2010)
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Pass-and-play fun for families, friends; FB play optional.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Sublime navigation tool with cool extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
 
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Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
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Must-see geographic exploration tool; watch for iffy videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Innovative tool for programming on the iPad.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
 
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Utterly charming adventure story with a dark premise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Great tour guide shows and explains nearby must-sees.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
 
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Outstanding interactive lessons help teens explore color.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
 
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Excellent travel-planning tool works as a virtual trip, too.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Wide-ranging, expanded access to solid radio news programs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
 
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Beautifully designed digital sketchbook fosters creativity.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
 
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Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
 
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Detect diseases with terrific blend of mystery and science.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
 
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Create amazing art with ease; some nudes in online gallery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Ask a question, get answers, help others with cool Q&A app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)