How to Add More Than 10 Stops on Google Maps

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Google Maps remains the most used map app globally, whether it’s for smartphones, tablets or even computers. It provides services like driving directions, satellite views, street maps, 360° views, and ways to plan your routes. One important feature Google has added is the ability to add multiple stops on your route. This is absolutely what we need when planning trips. However, Google Maps allows only a maximum of 10 stops to be added on a route. Thus, this guide will show you two workarounds on how you can get past the usual limit of 10 stops on Google Maps, making the app show you more than just 10 stops at once.

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How to Add More Than 10 Stops on Google Maps

Getting started with adding stops in Google Maps

If you don’t already know how, the following steps show you how to add multiple stops (up to 10 stops) in a route on Google Maps:

  1. Open up Google Maps on your device.
  2. Hit the “Directions” button, which looks like a blue right-arrow icon.
  3. Tell it where you’re starting and where you’re ending.
  4. If you want to add a stop, click “Add destination” just below your final destination.
  5. Add up to 10 stops as needed.

If you’ve hit the 10 stop limit and need to add more, proceed to the workarounds below to find out how to get past this limit on Google Maps.

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How to add more than 10 stops on Google Maps

The main trick to add more than 10 stops is by creating separate URLs for each set of 10 or fewer stops and then combining these URLs together to map out your extended route. This basically tricks Google Maps into showing all your stops at once. Follow the steps below to do so:

Step 1: Map out the beginning of your route

Start by plotting the first part of your trip with up to 10 stops:

  1. Open Google Maps on your device.
  2. Press the “Directions” button.Google Maps add more destinations
  3. Enter where you’re starting and where you’re ending.Start and end destinations
  4. To throw in a stop, click “Add destination” at the bottom of the destination list.
  5. Add up to 9 more stops.Add more than one destination in Google Maps
  6. Once you’ve got all your stops, move on to the next step.

Step 2: Copy the URL

After you’ve got the first part of your route sorted:

  1. Copy the URL of the current Google Map page from your browser’s address bar.Copy URL of a planned Google Maps route
  2. Open something like Notepad.
  3. Paste the URL in there for later use.Paste the route URL to notepad

Step 3: Continue the next bit of your trip

Now, plan the second part of your trip:

  1. Use the last stop of your first part as the starting point for this leg of your trip.
  2. Hit the “Directions” button again.
  3. Put in your starting and ending spots.
  4. Add up to 9 more stops.Add another 10 stops to Google Maps
  5. Once done, proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Save the second URL

Just like before, save this second URL:

  1. Copy the link from your browser.
  2. Open that Notepad again where you saved the first link.
  3. Paste this second link there too, right under or next to the first.Google Maps add more stops workaround

Step 5: Combine the URLs

Now you’ve got two URLs, each for a different part of your trip. Follow the steps below to combine them correctly:

  1. Open that Notepad with your URLs.
  2. Each URL should look like this:
  3. Chop off everything from the “@” symbol in both links. This part is just the extra stuff we don’t need.Delete unnecessary information from URL
  4. Take the part that lists the stops from the second link (like /Stop1/Stop2/Stop3/...) and paste it onto the end of the first link.Combine coordinates of destinations on Google Maps
  5. Your final URL should now look something like this: Maps more than 10 waypoints

You can keep adding as many stops as you want by repeating the same steps for more sections of your trip. Whenever you hit the 10-stop limit, just create a new link like before and join it with your big combo link.

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Step 6: Use your combined URL

Just copy your combined URL and paste it into your browser’s address bar. Press Enter, and voila, Google Maps will show your route with all those extra stops you added.

Google Maps add more than 10 destinations

Another way: Save and follow multiple routes

If playing around with URLs isn’t your thing, there’s a simpler method. This involves saving separate trips for each group of 10 stops and then following them one by one. Here’s how:

Step 1: Start your first trip

It begins just like the other method. Map out your first route with up to 10 stops.

Step 2: Save your route

Then, save it for easy access later on:

  1. Click on the menu icon at the top-left corner.
  2. Pick “Share or embed map.”Share or embed Google Maps
  3. Send the directions (link) to your email or a note app you can easily get to.Share Google Maps route

Step 3: Make the next part of your trip

This next part is just a continuation:

  1. Use the last stop from your first trip as the starting point for this leg.
  2. Hit the “Directions” button.
  3. Enter where you’re starting and ending.
  4. Add up to 9 more stops.

Step 4: Save this route too

Do the same as Step 2 to save this route.

If you’ve got more than 20 stops, just rinse and repeat until you’ve mapped out your whole adventure.

Step 5: Hit the road

When you’re all set:

  1. Open the first route from where you saved it.
  2. Start your journey.
  3. After you finish the first part, open the next part and keep going.
  4. Keep this up until you’ve finished your whole route.

Google Maps add multiple routes

Some final words

Being able to add more than the standard 10 stops on Google Maps opens up a ton of possibilities for those of us who need detailed trip planning. These methods are good for if you’re setting up a long road trip, organizing deliveries, or just trying to hit up multiple spots in one go.

Just a heads up, though, these are unofficial workarounds. They work now because of how Google Maps is currently set up, but future updates might change how things work. Hopefully, Google will keep making their map service even better and maybe even add easier ways to plan trips with loads of stops.

For now, these workarounds can help you get around the limits and add more stops to your map. Also, keep an eye on travel times, traffic, and everything else that could affect your trip to make sure everything goes smoothly.

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Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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