Road Trip Planning Spreadsheet Template

If you have planned a road trip before, you know there is a lot to keep track of. Instead of struggling to organize all the information, you can use this trip planning spreadsheet to stay organized. The spreadsheet includes sections for driving, accommodations, activities, and more. Using a spreadsheet, you can keep track of your spending and easily share it with your friends and family. The spreadsheet is in Google Sheets, which means it can be edited by multiple people or shared as view-only. In the following sections, we will discuss how to use the spreadsheet to get the most out of your trip.

Trip Planning Template Dashboard
Template Dashboard

Get a copy of the template here to follow along. The link will ask you to make your own copy, which will be yours to keep.


  • Dashboard
    • Shows a summary of your trip, including spending and distance driven
  • Driving
    • Lists the distance, time, and estimated expenses of your driving
    • Use the TripTally add-on for quick mileage calculations.
  • Accommodations
    • Summarizes your motels, campsites, etc., along with the number of nights
  • Activities
    • Lists each significant activity during your trip
  • Food
    • Lists your food purchases
  • Other expenses
    • Summarizes anything else you bought for your trip

Video Tutorial

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