Garbonz, You OP asked about trip planning. If you want a route you can get that from your GPS, Google Maps, Mapquest. If you want to plan your trip and see what attractions, faculties, and campgrounds are close by then you need to go with a comprehensive trip planning software.
MS Streets and Trips does all that plus you can download current construction activity along your route. You can plan each days trip and get a print out of directions along with a map for each days leg.
This is a top level screenshot of our trip from FL up to PEI, Canada. It is hard to see but the left pane shows each stop. The top pane is driving instructions by day and the right pane is a map that you can zoom in on and see more detail.
Anyway, I think it is great when I say heck, I want to go to Tucson Az, drive 6 hours a day, stop every 2.5 hours for 30 minutes and let it show me a way and how long it will take. I can also put in fuel costs, mpg of my TV and it will estimate my costs, not that that really matters.
Check it out..