In today’s world access to technology has never been easier. We’ve become obsessed with useful apps over the years that add convenience to our lives. Take a look at some of the best travel apps that are sure to prove useful when planning your next trip. Even better? They’re FREE!
BEST TRAVEL APPS: EVERYTHING GOOGLE
- Familiarize yourself with places before you visit them.
- Browse by layers including roads, borders, places, photos, and much more.
- Translate 103 languages by typing.
- Translate 52 languages without the internet.
- Use your camera to translate languages instantly
- Draw characters or letters with your finger.
- Translate with voice by speaking into the microphone.
- Download maps to use offline.
- Get to your destination faster with real-time traffic updates.
- Catch your bus or train with real-time transit updates and gate locations.
- Search for places to eat, visit, and more near your current location.
- Organize your essential info in one place, even offline.
- Your reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organized into individual trips.
- See your flight, hotel, car, and restaurant bookings all in one place without having to search for them individually.
- Find popular day plans organized on a map so you can organize them by interest and time.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR TRIP PLANNING
- Access to millions of traveler reviews of restaurants, attractions, hotels and more.
- Create lists and itineraries based on the places you are wanting to visit.
- Book hotels, flights, restaurant reservations, and attractions.
- Create a travel timeline to keep track of the places you visited during a day.
- Instantly organize your travel plans all in one place.
- Send your travel plans to TripIt and they will create a master itinerary for your trips.
- Explore geotagged locations by other travelers to gather trip inspiration.
- Create lists to save locations to easily access your ideas.
- Tell Pack Point where you going and watch as it practically packs your bags for you.
- Complete your packing list by giving information on the weather of your location and what kind of travel you will be doing.
- Share your packing lists with others and look up packing lists for inspiration.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR FLIGHTS
- An all in one travel app that allows you to search for flights, hotels, and car rentals.
- Explore top deals and search “everywhere” to see where you can go on your budget.
- Find low-priced airfare through TripAdvisor.
- Pick your ideal seat on your airplane based upon reviews
- View traveler photos of the seats.
- Another all-inclusive travel app that allows you to compare flight costs, hotels, and car rentals.
- Allows you to keep your travel plans organized for easy access.
- Buy with confidence with Kayak’s price forecast.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR ROAD TRIPS
- Save time and money by looking for the cheapest gas near your location.
- Get directions to the specified gas station of your choosing.
- Access to hundred of useful discounts by uploading your membership.
- Easily get roadside assistance (towing, battery jump, change a flat tire, etc).
- Look into AAA approved and diamond rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR CAR RENTALS/RIDES
- Browse unique cars for rent by local owners in the US and Canada (soon extending to other locations).
- Get the car delivered around town or to nearby airports.
- List your car and earn extra money to fuel your adventures.
- A ride share app for fast, reliable rides in minutes – day or night.
- Know the estimated cost of the fare before your ride.
- Tap to request a ride and easily pay with credit card through the app or cash in select cities.
- Another ride share app for a reliable ride.
- Tap to request a ride and pay by credit card
- Rate your driver and see others ratings.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS
- Access unique homes and places to stay all over the globe.
- Discover secret spots via your host.
- Message your host safely on the go.
- List your space and start earning money!
- Browse millions of local hosts offering a place to stay for a minimal cost.
- Stay and meet with locals for an authentic travel experience.
- Find fun nearby events spotted by other couch surfers.
- Find a last-minute hotel deal on-the-go.
- Book a hotel up to a week in advance.
- Search by city, attractions, nearby hotels, or a specified map area.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR DINING
- Discover local restaurants wherever you are.
- Book reservations for popular restaurants.
- Get rewarded for dining out and save on future meals.
- See the current wait times for nearby restaurants and put yourself on the waitlist even if they don’t take reservations!
- Track your spot in line while you wait from your home or in the car.
- View nearby restaurants based on their wait time to easily select a place that is convenient for your schedule.
BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR LEISURE
- Have access to over 4,000,000 books, audiobooks, magazines, and more.
- Download eBooks on the go and read them directly on your smartphone or tablet.
- Share your downloads with others via your family library.
- Switch seamlessly between reading your book and listening.
Amazon Prime Video
- Stream and download movies and TV shows to your device and watch on-the-go!
- Have access to Amazon exclusive videos and movies.
Cost: FREE (Although you must have Amazon Prime membership to use)
- Much like Amazon Prime Video, you can stream and download movies and TV shows to your device and watch-on-the go!
- Have access to Netflix exclusive videos and movies.
Cost: FREE (Although you must have a Netflix membership to use)
OTHER BEST TRAVEL APPS
- Traffickers regularly post photographs of their victims posed in hotel rooms for online advertisements. This app enables you to help combat sex trafficking by uploading photos of the hotel rooms you stay in when you travel.
- Investigators cross-reference your photos with that of the photos used by traffickers.
If you don’t download any others PLEASE try out this one, you could be saving someone’s life.
Free Wi-fi Finder
- Find free wi-fi hotspots in over 50 countries around the world.
- No need to be connected to the internet to find wi-fi hotspots, all locations are stored on your device.
Which of these useful apps do you use and already love?
What ones will you be downloading right now?