Attractions and points of interest

5/8/2017

Internet gives everyone access to wealth of information about every attraction and point of interest imaginable. There are even websites that specialize in collecting, curating and rating various attractions. Furkot indexes various Internet resources to show you what attractions are available along your route. When planing your trip you can use the Find drawer to add points of interest to your itinerary.

Below you will find a list of categories, subcategories and websites that Furkot uses to collect attractions data. If you know of any that is not yet on our list make sure to let us know.

Automatically scheduled overnight stops

3/7/2016

Furkot automatically adds lodging stops based on the Start a Day, End a Day, Travel Time, and Daily Mileage settings. If it looks like you were to arrive at the next stop later than the End a Day time, or exceed daily travel time, or mileage limits, Furkot will try to find a place for the night somewhere between the stops. When the time you plan to spend visiting an attraction (configured as stop Duration) cannot be accommodated on the day of arrival, Furkot will schedule an overnight stop as close to the attraction as possible.

Colors and warnings

6/27/2015

Planning a trip is a balancing act: lodgings need to be arranged, schedules kept, attractions visited, flights boarded, crowds avoided. To give you an instant feedback on how all the pieces fit, Furkot uses colors: blue means everything is OK, red represents a potential problem and yellow suggests that there is still some work to be done.

Day settings

3/27/2016

Furkot divides trip itineraries into a series of consecutive days. Every day starts at the Start a Day time and ends at the End a Day time. In most cases Furkot expects you to arrive to an overnight stop before the day end. If your itinerary does not have a suitable overnight stop at the end of the day, Furkot will schedule one automatically. If you want, you can configure Furkot to let you drive non-stop, in which case your days will start at Start a Day time but no overnight stops will be scheduled automatically.

Distance and travel time

3/27/2016

Furkot shows distance and travel time for the entire trip, between stops and from the last night lodging.

Distance and travel time for the entire trip are displayed in the Trip drawer together with average distance and time driven per day. Distance and travel time between stops are displayed in the Plan drawer.

Dragging routes

3/9/2013

Drag your routes, not your feet!

Think you can do better than Furkot at choosing your route? Or may be you need to visit a place that seems out of way. Grab the blue route on the map and drop it in another place. The route is repainted while you're dragging it. Furkot will add a stop in the place where you dropped the route.

EV charging stations

3/10/2015

Greener road trips are here. You can find and add EV charging stations when planning your trip by selecting the charging station icon under filling stations category in the Eat drawer.

Interoperability

5/8/2017

There are plenty of applications and websites that are useful before, during, and after the trip. Furkot's goal is to complement them rather than to replace them. To that end we provide options to import and export trip plans in a variety of formats. We pull data from multiple sources and we direct users there for more information. We offer shortcuts to launch travel-related applications. With your permission, we also provide 3rd party applications and websites access to your trip plans.

LGBT welcoming hotels

3/10/2015

Down with the rainbow? So is Furkot: over 1000 LGBT welcoming hotels worldwide can be added to your road trip itinerary and reserved with World Rainbow Hotels.
Hotels range from city center hotels to resorts as well as a collection of small luxury and boutique properties.

Lodging prices

11/9/2015

Furkot helps you decide which lodging accommodation offers the best combination of cost, amenities, and convenient location. Lodging information in the Sleep drawer includes exact prices for a given date or - if that's not available - average price charged by the booking service.

Map buttons

5/8/2017

Furkot displays several buttons above the map: they allow you to zoom the trip map in and out, change map type, view current weather conditions, add new stops, and import routes and stops into your trip.

Mobile and offline

10/2/2015

Furkot works on a wide range of devices: phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers and - most importantly - it works offline. It means that you do not have to have a live Internet connection (neither WiFi nor cellular/mobile) to access your trip while on the road. You only need to connect to the Internet once - to open Furkot and load your trips. After that, they are accessible even in the middle of nowhere. And the middle of nowhere is a great place to take your trip to.

Multi-day stops

1/11/2014

Some places are just too good to simply drive through. Furkot fully supports multi-day stops.

If you change the duration to 2 (or more) days your itinerary shows separate stop for each night. You can schedule other stops in between, which makes Furkot show you the route from and to your lodging and daily attractions. See how it works by checking out this month long trip to Palm Springs, California.

Plan buttons

3/27/2016

Furkot displays several buttons at the top of the Plan drawer: they allow you to add a new stop, reverse trip itinerary and affect which stops are displayed in the Plan drawer.

Route settings

5/11/2017

Routes connect Furkot stops - they represent parts of your trip that you spend traveling: in the vehicle of your choice, on the motorcycle, on the bike, walking, or transferring between places by other means. Routes are displayed on the map as paths in several shades of blue. Furkot can calculate routes automatically or you can shape them yourself. You have a lot of options to adjust the time, speed, road selection and the shape of the route.

Stop settings

5/11/2017

Furkot stops give you a great amount flexibility. You can add as many as you want. You can reorder them, skip them, delete them. You can change the way Furkot displays them on the map. Read on to find out how stop settings can help you to plan your trip.

Trip buttons

1/11/2015

Furkot displays several buttons at the top of the Trip drawer: they allow you to share your trip, export or synchronize it, book hotels and print the trip itinerary.

Trip settings

11/10/2016

When you want to travel, how long you want your days to be, what roads you want to use, what units of distance, temperature and time you use - all your preferences for the trip can be found and adjusted in the Trip drawer.

Weather

12/27/2015

Road trip - rain or shine: we can't change the weather, but we can keep you informed.

Furkot shows average day and night temperatures for the day you plan to be there to help you decide what to pack. Current weather conditions can be displayed on the map or we can take you to Weather Underground for detailed weather forecast at your planned stops.