On desktop,

  1. Head to maps.google.com.
  2. Tap into the blue right-turn icon, seen close to “Search Google Maps”
  3. Type in your beginning and ending points.
  4. Tap “Options.”
  5. Make sure the box close to “Avoid Highways.” is ticked.

On the app,

  1. Launch the Google Maps app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Choose the 3 stacked lines to open the menu (the location might vary depending on the type of device you own.)
  3. Click “Settings.”
  4. Choose “Navigation settings.”
  5. Swipe down to “Route options” and enable “Avoid highways”
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