Customize directions

This article is for the classic Google Maps. If you have opted-in to the new Google Maps, please refer to this article.

Add waypoints or multiple destinations

Making more than one stop on your trip? You can add multiple destinations to your directions:

  1. Create directions for the first two destinations of your trip.
  2. In the box at the top of the left panel, click Add Destination and enter an address.  Or right-click on the map and choose Add destination to add that location to your directions.
  3. Repeat Step 2 to add another destination.

Example: Mountain View to Grass Valley to Reno

Remove or Edit Destinations

You can remove a destination from your directions. There are two ways to do this:
  • Click "X" beside the destination in the left panel.
  • Right-click on the destination marker Destination marker on the map and click Remove destination.

You can edit an existing destination in two ways:

  • Click Edit beside the destination and re-enter a new address.
  • Click and drag the destination marker Destination marker to a new location on the map.

Customize your route

Once you have created your directions, you can customize your exact route:

  • Avoid or include certain road or locations in your directions.
  • Compare the route, distance and mileage of different routes.
  • Route around bad traffic.
  • Drag the directions to change the route. Each time you drag your directions, you add a destination as part of the route.

To drag your directions:

  1. Create a set of directions.
  2. Click and drag any point on the purple directions line to any location of the map. Google Maps immediately re-creates the directions on both the map and left panel. The point you added appears as a white dot on the route. Note that Google Maps also updates the estimated travel time and distance.
  3. Move a destination by dragging a marker to another location on the map.

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