Looking for travel inspiration for 2018? These free smartphone apps give you the power to carry insider travel tips wherever your adventures bring you.

1. Google Trips


Google Trips makes it easier than ever to ploulan and organize your trips. It automatically maps out a half day or a full day with suggestions for things to see and do. Don’t like what you see? Tap the “magic wand” to see more nearby sights. Each tap of the wand gives you a fresh set of nearby attractions.

Want to know what museums are within walking distance? Or find the best tapas in Barcelona? Done. From cafes to parks to beaches, Google Trips shows you tons of cool things near and far, so you can find your next destination faster.
 Now you can find travel details like reservations and confirmation numbers in one easy app. Google Trips simply gathers your travel information from Gmail and Inbox, then organizes it automatically. Plus, the entire app is available offline, so you can see your info wherever you are.

2. Luckytrip


Where will luck take you? 300 cities with unique handpicked activities. The best flights and hotels for all budgets.

3. Hipmunk


Bit by the travel bug and need help getting started? The Hipmunk can help you as you start thinking about where to go or when to go. You can even include types of trips such as “romantic”, “beach”, “foodie”, or “adventure”, and they’ll use this to tailor their responses.

4. Uber


Getting a ride in a new city used to be a challenge, but apps like Uber (Android, iOS) have been a disruptive, on-demand transit revolution. Operating in dozens of countries and more than 600 cities, Uber makes hailing a ride simplicity itself, so long as you can get a mobile or Wi-Fi connection. Set up an account, link a credit card, and then simply type in your destination to request your ride; Uber will do the hard work of connecting you to a vetted driver, complete with an upfront pricing. While 2017 has been a rough year for the company, Uber remains a valuable resource for casual and business travelers in cities worldwide.


5. Trip.com


Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 13 languages through our website and mobile app. With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, they’ve built an extensive hotel network to give their customers a fantastic choice of accommodation. Their far-reaching flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the globe. Download the Trip.com app for a convenient one-stop booking experience. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s available for both iOS and Android, allowing you to make your booking no matter where you are.


6. Citymapper


Real-time departures. Transit maps. Line status and real-time disruption alerts. Uber integration. Bike routing and live bike share info. Constant updates. Everything you need – and may not even realize you need – to manage your life in the city.

7. Waze

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Get the best route, every day, with real–time help from other drivers. Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

8. Google Flights 

FREE DOWNLOAD Free web app

Planning your trip on Google has never been easier with Flight Search. Whether you’re using your desktop, tablet or phone, you can use Flight Search to search for cities, states, countries, regions, islands and more from any origin in the U.S. and many countries around the world.

9. Localeur


Localeur is a community of locals who share recommendations on their favorite local places to eat, drink and play to help travelers #experiencelocal. Localeur’s community spans 40 major U.S. cities (and counting) with over 10,000 authentic recommendations. To date, Localeur has served more than 1 million travelers and is a national partner for leading airline JetBlue Airways and Tablet Hotels, the world’s best curator of boutique hotels. Localeur’s free iOS and Android apps have been called one of the best new travel apps by The Today Show, Time, Forbes, and countless national and regional outlets.

10. Lonely Planet Trips


Explore every day with Trips by Lonely Planet – a beautiful, simple and intuitive way to share travel experiences. Upload photos and videos to your timeline, then share your trip with your friends, family and fellow travellers. Discover new places, be inspired by stories from the Lonely Planet community and start planning your next adventure.

11. Skyscanner


Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, fast. Book direct with no fees at Skyscanner.

12. Hopper


Save up to 40% on your next flight! Hopper predicts the future of airfare prices. Watch your next flight in the app and get a notification as soon as the price drops to its lowest point. Never miss a deal!

Users save on average $50 per flight by following the bunny’s advice. Know if you should book now or wait for a better price using the price prediction feature.

Hopper is like a super-fast, all-knowing travel agent that analyzes up to 15 billion flights prices every day and predicts the future cheapest price with 95% accuracy!

13. LoungeBuddy 


LoungeBuddy revolutionizes the airport experience by giving any traveler the ability to discover, book, and access premium airport lounges worldwide. Previously, lounge access was reserved only for elite frequent travelers. Now, with LoungeBuddy in hand, all travelers can instantly book guaranteed access to their very own airport oasis. In addition to their app, visit LoungeBuddy.com for more invaluable resources.

14. Wander Co 


Wander Co is an entirely new way to track and share your adventures in the great outdoors. Share every aspect of your adventures from the photos you take to the routes you walk and find awesome hikes, walks, rides, and drives around you.

Wander Co 

15. TripIt


Any device.

Access your master itinerary on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or wearable. Download the free mobile app for on-the-go access. The TripIt app is available for iOS (including Apple Watch) and Android (including Android Wear).


With the app, your itinerary is as close as your mobile device. You can even access your itinerary offline, while in flight or to avoid roaming charges when traveling abroad.


View your confirmation number on the way to the airport. Get directions to your hotel when you land. It’s like having a personal assistant who’s one step ahead.

16. Roadtrippers


Roadtrippers’ unique content covers the wonderful “off the beaten path” places to visit and their unique database contains millions of the world’s most interesting locations. Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process. The web and mobile applications are free to use.


17. 500px


Get inspired and share your best photos Find your home among the world’s best photographers. 500px helps over 12 million photographers expand their creative networks of friends, colleagues and mentors, learn new technical and aesthetic skills, and make money doing what they love.


18. Circa World Time


Circa helps you keep time across multiple locations and time zones. Find the best times to connect and quickly create meeting invitations that work for everyone. Ready for Apple Watch. Stop wondering when your colleagues are available and start using Circa.

19. AccuWeather


Stay connected to the latest weather conditions with AccuWeather. Now supporting Android Wear™, this free app features the new AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the leading minute-by-minute precipitation forecast, hyper-localized to your exact street address. AccuWeather offers the weather with same Superior Accuracy™ and great experience across all Android smartphones and tablets, and Android Wear. 


20. PackPoint


Never Forget Your ______ Again! PackPoint will organize what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination and any activities planned during your trip.

21. TripAdvisor


TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 570 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide — covering 7.3 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants — TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors*, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

22. Expensify 


Automated travel and expense reporting With integrations like Uber, HotelTonight, and more, Expensify automatically captures expenses from all the travel tools your employees already love. Throw in realtime alerts for itinerary changes, and business travel is simpler than ever.

23. WhatsApp


Message your friends and family for free. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees. With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free*, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations for when voice or text just isn’t enough. WhatsApp voice and video calls use your phone’s Internet connection, instead of your cell plan’s voice minutes, so you don’t have to worry about expensive calling charges. Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.


24. Time Out


Discover and explore with Time Out, your trip planner for local and worldwide use. From London to San Francisco and everywhere between, plan events, find places to eat and drink, and save your favourite searches to a customisable Home Screen. Search cities around the world for the most exciting events, and save the best to create a customisable travel guide.

Time Out

25. Kayak


Travel the world. Discover your new favourite spaces, from Sao Paulo to Seoul.

Find, save, and share the perfect place to stay, all from your phone.

Book a listing using the same secure payment platform as Airbnb.com.

Check your itinerary, communicate with your host, and locate your listing on the go.

26. Airbnb


Airbnb (Android, iOS) is a marketplace app that allows users to search for and find unique accommodations across the world, from mom-and-pop B&Bs for a night, to a small apartment for a week, or even a castle for a month. There’s no shortage of quirky and unique establishments. Airbnb covers a range of prices in more than 34,000 cities across almost 200 countries, which means the adventurous or flexible traveler has some interesting choices for accommodations on their next trip.

27. Musement


Musement helps travellers get the best from destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions bookable on multiple devices. More than just “things to do”, our range includes temporary, exclusive, hidden-gem and even free activities. Use our site for planning and our app for on-the-go decisions as you hack the city with hints and tips from local experts.

28. Hotel Tonight


Hotel Tonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing last-minute rates on your mobile device, for tonight, tomorrow and next week. When hotels have unsold rooms, they load them on the app, which means you get incredible deals. They screen every hotel featured, and only work with ones you’ll love. By booking on HotelTonight you get the flexibility to play it by ear, while knowing you’ll get a great price and a great place to stay. 
Give them ten seconds and they’ll get you a great deal at your soon-to-be favorite hotel. And they’ll turn an average night into a ‘tonight’ you’ll always remember. 

Hotel Tonight

29. Google Translate


Google Translate (Android, iOS) can convert words, phrases and short sentences from one language to another. Simply pick an input language and an output language, and then either type or dictate your message. The app does its magic, presenting you with translated text or a short synthesized voice message. In addition, visual translation features have just been added, allowing you to translate text and signage with the aid of your camera.


Google Translate30. XE Currency


Convert every currency on-the-go with the XE Currency App for iPhone. It offers live proprietary exchange rates and historical charts. Plus, it stores the last updated rates so it even works when the Internet doesn’t. With over 55 million downloads, XE Currency is the most downloaded foreign exchange app. It has appeared as an app of the week on iTunes and has been featured by the BBC, the LA Times, CNN, and The Travel Channel.

XE Currency

Do you have a travel app that you just can’t live without? Let me know in the comment section below.

30 Best Travel Apps of 2018 for iOS and Android
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