55+ Road Trip Trivia Games, Conversation Starters and Q&A’s for your Next Road Trip

Road trips are such an adventure, and road trip trivia games make them so much more memorable and fun.

If ever there was a summer for road trips, this is the one. Many of us are ready to travel, but some of us (raises hand) aren’t quite ready to board a plane.

To be honest, I’ve always been more of a road trip person than an air travel person, and let me just tell you, road trip trivia makes the in-car time go by quickly.

When I’m in the car on a long road trip with my kids, I like to listen to the radio, but this only lasts so long. It’s road trip games for the win on long car rides.

While I love games, I also love to hear what’s going on in the heads of those in my car, so road trip conversation starters are critical, too. And, so much fun.

Before you drive off this summer, whether to the mountains or the shore, plan to download, purchase or print out these fun road trip trivia questions and answers, games and apps, and conversation starters!

Best Road Trip Trivia Games and Apps

We all have plenty of mobile apps on our phones, but here are 10 more road trip trivia apps to consider to keep up the fun as a family while on your next road trip.

Word Lanes

Word Lanes is a clue-based word finder puzzle app that everyone in the car can play.

Simply call out a given clue, like “sportspeople who enter water from springboards,” and everyone can guess the answer. Hunt in the word search for the correct answer(s).

Trivia Crack

Trivia Crack is a reward-centered mobile road trip trivia app with six categories of challenges.

Similar to Trivial Pursuit, the first player to correctly answer questions in all six trivia categories, including Science, Art, Sports and History, is crowned the winner.

Jeopardy! World Tour

If you’ve ever aspired to be a Jeopardy! contestant, this mobile app has you covered.

With Jeopardy! World Tour, it’s like having the game show in the palm of your hand. Go head-to-head with players around the world or in the same car on a long car ride.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Or, maybe Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is more your style. Again, you’re covered.

The mobile version of the popular game show has everything you’d expect, including lifelines and leaderboards. This is a fun quiz-based road trip game to play as a family.


If music and music trivia is more your game, enter SongPop2 for your next road trip.

SongPop2 is the world’s largest music trivia game (at least according to the app makers). Listen and guess more than 100,000 songs with new ones added weekly.

Trivia Quest Sports

Sports fans, get ready to put your knowledge to the test with Trivia Quest Sports.

Test your knowledge of all things related to sports, from tennis to soccer, from the Super Bowl to the World Cup. Shout out fun questions to get the whole car into the game.

100 PICS Quiz

100 Pics Quiz is a fun brain teaser game that uses pictures, logos and photo puzzles.

More than 100 quiz categories challenge app users with road trip trivia questions to identify everything from flags to dog breeds to logos, even world-famous landmarks.

Knowledge Trainer

For those who want to inject learning into a road trip, look to Knowledge Trainer.

This trivia quiz app is described by the makers as the “quiz app for smart people.” If you’re up for the challenge, this one has tough questions in at least 10 categories.  


Movie buffs in the bunch will love the PopcornTrivia road trip movie trivia app.

PopcornTrivia can be played as a single-player or multi-player game, allowing everyone in the car to climb the ranks from cleaning crew member to studio head.

PSYCH! Outwit Your Friends

If you like the Heads Up! app, I’m pretty sure you will love the PSYCH! mobile app.

This fun guessing game can be played by everyone on the road trip. Answer wacky questions about others in the car or make up fake answers to real trivia questions.  

Road Trip Trivia Questions and Answers

If you’d rather not download more apps onto your phone, print out these road trip trivia questions and answers before you hit the road again. 

National Parks Themed Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Q: Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the US. What year was it established? 

A: 1872

2. Q: What United States President has a national park named after him? 

A: Theodore Roosevelt; Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

3. Q: How many national parks does Hawaii have? 

A: 2

4. Q: What state has the most national parks? 

A: California with 9

5. Q: The Grand Canyon is a National Park in Which State? 

A: Arizona

6. Q: What national park is Half Dome and El Capitan located in? 

A: Yosemite

7. Q: What is the most-visited national park? 

A: Great Smoky Mountains

8. Q: Where is Crater Lake National Park? 

A: Oregon

9. Q: Which State is Everglades National Park in? 

A: Florida

10. Q: Where is Arches National Park? 

A: Utah

Road Trip Themed Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Q: Which is the Only US State that starts with the letter P? 

A: Pennsylvania

2. Q: What is the least-visited state in the US? 

A: Alaska

3. Q: What city has the worst traffic in the US? 

A: Boston

4. Q: Which state is Mount Rushmore in? 

A: South Dakota

5. Q: What are the 5 Great Lakes? 

A: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior (HOMES)

6. Q: Which highway in the US is known as “The Mother Road”? 

A: Route 66

7. Q: What state is known as The Land of Enchantment? 

A: New Mexico

8. Q: What is Texas’s official nickname? 

A: The Lone Star State

9. Q: What country gave the US the Statue of Liberty as a gift? 

A: France

10. Q: What was the original capital of the United States? 

A: Philadelphia

Road Trip Conversation Starters

For those keen to put down the mobile devices, there are loads of conversation starters and car trivia questions to keep up the fun without the phones.

Whether you want questions to spark conversation or funny and fun road trip topics, like favorite destinations, I think these family discussion topics have you covered.

Here are 25 of my favorite road trip questions and car conversation starters appropriate for everyone in the car, including kids, teens and adults, to keep up the stories and convos.

1.  If you never had to sleep, how would you spend the extra hours?

2. What is your favorite memory that you hope you will never forget?

3. If you could teleport yourself anywhere in the world, where would you choose to go?

4. What do you miss most about home when you go on a road trip?

5. What is the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning?

6. What song or style of music makes you most happy?

7. If you could speak with a person who is no longer living, who would it be?

8. What is your favorite movie of all time that you could watch over and over?

9. If you could have any job, what would you be doing?

10. What is your favorite kind of donut (also, sprinkles or no sprinkles)?

11. If you had to spend $1 million in one day, how would you spend the money?

12. What super-power do you wish you had and how would you use this super-power?

13. What is one thing you cannot imagine living without?

14. Do you prefer to wake up early or stay up late on a road trip?

15. If you could master one skill, what would it be?

16. If you could paint your room any color, what color would you choose?

17. What is one thing about yourself that most people do not know?

18. What resolutions did you set for yourself for this year?

19. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose to live?

20. Which do you prefer, foods that are sweet or salty (or even sour)?

21. What are your life goals at this moment in time?

22. What would your perfect day look like?

23. If you could live forever, would you choose to do so?

24. Describe yourself in only three words.

25. What is one item on your bucket list you hope to check off this year?

For Even More Road Trip Conversations…

For more cool conversation topics and funny conversation questions, Amazon has you covered with fun books and card games, even fun car trivia and road trip quizzes.

When you want to engage as a family with travel trivia games or hilarious car conversations, here are a few of my faves:

Guess in 10

Guess in 10 is a card-based game of questions in which players can ask up to 10 questions to identify what’s on the game card.

This portable car trivia game is available in multiple themes, including Cities Around the World, Deadly Dinosaurs, World of Sports and States of America.

Guess in 10 comes with 50 game cards and 6 clue cards. The age-appropriate content is good for players that range in age from 8 to 99.

Good Guess: A Social Trivia Game

With Good Guess, the goal is to “unriddle” clues about everyday people, places and things, like the human brain and hippopotamuses.

Each person in the car takes a card and reads off the challenging clues, like “I can beat the sun in a staring contest” (answer: Chuck Norris).

The winner or winning team earns points with correct guesses, and more points when fewer clues are needed to guess the person, place or object.

Would You Rather: Travel Edition

Would You Rather is a super-fun gamebook that can be enjoyed by the whole family whether on a road trip or relaxing around the pool at your final destination.

This gamebook includes dozens of boredom-busting questions and conversation starters, like “Would you rather meet the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy?”

All the questions spark the inevitable follow-up question of “why” to delve further into the fun and fascinating answers shared by every member of the family.

Last But Not Least: Road Trip Trivia Podcasts

Plug in and turn on one of these road trip trivia podcasts to take the guesswork out of your hands.