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For me the ideal app would push the route to Google maps so I could save it to My Maps and use Google Navigation in the car to travel the route. Any solution would be good though.

Here's an example of what I'm trying to accomplish:
We're in a completely new city/state, don't know the area, looking to buy a new home. Before we ride around with an agent we'd like to drive around to say 10-15 houses and check out the neighborhoods so we can focus our initial search with the agent.

Ideally I could plug 15 addresses into Google Maps and it would optimize the route. (FYI, this is the "traveling salesman problem"). However, Google doesn't attempt to optimize the route and just takes the order you feed it.

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With the ability to drag & drop destinations on the left hand panel, you could probably quickly optimize the route yourself. Unfortunately though, Google doesn't figure this out automatically. –  Joel H May 31 '11 at 17:07

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Found one! This is simple and actually does exactly what I'm looking for.

It is called Find the Best Route

  1. Enter addresses.
  2. Optimize route.
  3. Export to Google Maps.

The limit is 24 addresses.

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Have you tried adding multiple destinations

Here is a trip from Houston to Atlanta to Las Vegas.

Then click save to My Maps.

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Yes, thanks. This is more for the purpose of hunting for a new house. Updating question now... –  GollyJer May 30 '11 at 17:06

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