10 Of The World’s Best Trip Planning Apps For iOS and Android
Whether for business or pleasure, regular travelers know the importance of planning out their trips and keeping organised with their bookings and itineraries. In the past they had to collect large numbers of printed papers showing them everything from their flight details to maps of the city, but those days are no more thanks to the wealth of great travel planning apps available for iOS and Android. If you’re a frequent traveler or are planning a holiday, this list of 10 of the world’s best trip planning apps is sure to keep you organised and give you some great new ideas.
Worldmate (iOS free, Android free)
Worldmate works as a virtual travel assistant and enables you to plan, book and manage your trip right from the app. This travel planning app organises flights, hotels, cars, meetings and transport as well as allowing you to check in for your flights and alerting you to information like delays. Your itinerary can be synced to your calendar or shared with your friends and you can even get map directions to and from hotels. On iPhone you can also search and book one of over 100,000 hotels around the world to help make your trip planning even easier.
Trip Advisor (iOS free, Android free)
The Trip Advisor app allows you to search through reviews and photos from travelers to help you find the best hotels to book. You can also search through available flights, book restaurant tables and discover great attractions at your destination. In addition you’re able to download maps and reviews to your phone so you don’t have to use expensive data while travelling. A great trip planning app for holidays and short breaks.
Gogobot (iOS free, Android free)
Gogobot shows you the best activities for your area, whether you’re at home or on holiday so you always have something new to do. Integrate this app into your trip planning by searching for the cities you’d like to visit and find out where you can go for each day of your excursion. There are over 800,000 reviews and even more photos so you can find places and activities that fit into your interests.
Mygola (iOS free)
This great app for trip planning covers a range of major cities and lets you find, plan and book activities for your free time on your trip. Mygola offers hand curated lists of things to do plus local deals and events, and also allows you to create plans that include information and maps.
Road Trippers (iOS free, Android free)
Roadtrippers is a brilliant app for planning a trip in your car that allows you to create complete itineraries and discover the best independent places to visit in the USA. Roadtrippers has a database of over one million places and shows descriptions, reviews and addresses so you can choose the activities and destinations you’re most interested in. This app also allows you to sync with the roadtrippers.com website and other apps.
TripIt (iOS free, Android free)
TripIt is one of the best apps that allows you to keep all your travel plans in one place as you can forward your flights, hotel, car rental and restaurant confirmation emails to the app and it will create a detailed daily itinerary for each trip. This brilliant travel planning app also shows you maps and weather for all your destinations and allows you to access your plans on any device, even without internet.
Expedia (iOS free, Android free)
Expedia enables you to view and book flights to your destination, search through hotel reviews and book your favourite choice, plus see and share your itineraries. There are lots of great mobile-only deals available through this travel planning app and Expedia also alerts you to flight delays, gate changes and hotel check in times.
TouristEye (iOS free, Android free)
With this wonderful app for trip planning you can quickly create trips from over 10,000 locations and 300,000 experiences in a visual way. View other people’s place and activity wishlists, create your own wishlists and also view nearby recommendations when you’re on your vacation. TouristEye also allows text and photos to be viewed offline so you can use the app while abroad without paying expensive roaming charges.
Tripomatic Trip Planner (iOS free, Android free)
Tripomatic is one of the best trip planner apps as it covers over 150 countries giving you the ability to pick attractions and excursions so you can create your own travel guide. This app also provides weather forecasts, time and distance estimates, and detailed maps that make getting to each destination easy. In addition you can download your guides as PDFs and print them so you have all your itineraries ready for your upcoming trips.
TripCase (iOS free, Android free)
TripCase is a brilliant travel app for savvy travelers and planners as it allows you to access your details by forwarding your emails and stay updated with push notifications that alert you to changes or reminders. TripCase also offers seat maps, airport maps, driving directions and more to help you keep on top of your plans. This app is well suited to both business and personal travelers, especially those who love to be organised.