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18 Best Travel Apps That You Need!

These are the 18 best travel apps that you need to download on your next trip! Of course there are others but these are my favorite ones. Using these travel app suggestions, will mean you will never not know where a bathroom is, you will be able to exchange your currency easily and you will be able to find some great hotels everywhere you go!

My 18 Best Travel Apps

Trip Advisor (Android & IOS)

TripAdvisor has millions of reviews of hotels, destinations, restaurants and even country reviews. You can also follow people for advice or follow friends, write your reviews, watch videos and read articles. This app is available in 28 languages.

Momondo ( Android & IOS)

This travel app looks for the cheapest flights, hotels and rental cars for you. It also tells you how much money you might be able to save if you’re flexible on dates. Save your searches and filter through by budget, weather or activities.

Momondo travel apps screen shot

Flush (Android & IOS)

Flush is a toilet finder app, well, because when you gotta go, you’ve just got to go right? The app has 190,000 public bathrooms in its database so you will never have any issues finding a toilet! It also tells you whether these toilets are free to use or if they require a key to enter.

SkyScanner (Android & IOS)

The Skyscanner travel app lets you find and book cheap flights and it also tells you the cheapest days or months to fly to your destination. It also sends you notifications of any price changes.

Skyscanner travel apps screenshot

WhattsApp (Android & IOS)

WhattsApp is a messaging service for travelers or anyone really. It uses an internet connection instead of paying SMS fees. Add your friends and family and you can then text them, send gifs, call, video chat, send photos and voice memos. This app can also be downloaded onto your computer.

AirBnB (Android & IOS)

If you don’t feel like staying in a hotel and want more of a home, then this app is for you. You can filter through according to the home type you want and your price. You can also contact the host if you need to change your reservation information.

Expedia (Android & IOS)

Expedia is an all in one travel app that allows you to book flights, hotels and car rentals as well as look for cruises. It also allows you to bundle deals together and look for things to do in the area. They also have a rewards program which allows you to get perks.

Expedia travel apps screenshot
Expedia (Android & IOS) is one of the most popular hotel booking travel apps. I always use it myself, I love their reward program which gives me cheaper prices. The app has millions of hotels, motels, apartments and other type of accommodation to choose from. It also tells you what nearby attractions, shops, supermarkets and fast food places there are near the hotel. travel apps screenshot

Google Maps (Android & IOS)

I love Google Maps, I actually use it all the time when I’m catching public transport and I’m not sure where to get off the bus or train. I find it gives me great and easy to read and understand directions. You can share your travel locations with your friends as well as make customized maps of places you want to visit and flag them. You can also download it for offline use.

Roadtrippers (Android & IOS)

If you are going on a road trip, then download this app. You can map out your driving route, book hotels and attractions, find off-the-beaten-path attractions, find cool little restaurants and landmarks. 

TripIt ( Android & IOS)

TripIt is an organizational travel app that lets you keep all your email confirmations all in one app. So all your flight confirmations, hotel booking confirmations, car rental bookings, Airbnb bookings, restaurant reservations and all your tickets to any events and shows that you have booked. You can even share your flight times and itineraries with your family and friends so they know what time to pick you up from the airport. Clever right?

This cool little app even has a travel stats feature that let’s you know how many trips you have taken and how many countries you have visited!

There is a free version and a paid version of this app. The paid version costs $50 a year and with that you can get real-time flight alerts, loyalty reward updates and a TSA wait times updates.

TripIt screenshot

Rome2rio (Android & IOS)

Rome2rio has information for over 160 countries. Enter any address, city or landmark and it will display you information on hotels and things to do there. You can also compare costs like flying versus taking the train. Just enter your destination and it gives you all the possible flight, ferry, bus, train and driving routes to get you to you there.

Hotel Tonight (Android & IOS)

With this travel app you can book last minute hotels at really affordable prices. Even on the day that you need a room. They have a range of hotel categories such as luxe or boutique, there will be something there for everyone.

Google Translate (Android & IOS)

This travel app is such a life saver when you are traveling in a country you don’t know the local language. Google Translate has 103 languages that you can translate. Enter a word, sentence or phrase, set the to and from language and within a couple of seconds you have a translation!

It also has a personal phrase book where you can save the words or phrases to which you can refer back to even when you are offline. In addition to that, the app can also translate by you taking a photo of a word! How cool is that?!

Google Translate travel apps screenshot
Google Translate

Drops (Android & IOS)

Drops is a language learning app with 36 languages built in. Use this app if you just want to learn a few words and phrases quickly if you’re not staying in the area for long and just need to know the important ones!

XE Currency (Android & IOS)

This is another one of my favorite travel apps. I actually use it all the time as I buy a lot of things on the internet which are mostly set up as US currency so this app lets me quickly work out how much the item is in my currency. Because the XE travel app gets updated every 40 seconds with the exchange rate, you can be sure you are paying the correct amount every time.

Before you arrive at your holiday destination, add that currency into your XE app. Then every time you buy something just type in the amount and within 2 seconds it tells you the exchange rate. You can even use the app while offline as long as you have previously programmed the currency in there.

XE Currency app screenshot
XE Currency


Dayuse lets you book a hotel just for a few hours a day at discounted prices. Great for when you have a few hours to kill when you are waiting for your next flight and you don’t want to hang around at the airport.

Dayuse travel app


Because airfares change prices all the time, Hopper predicts prices up to a year ahead. They also send you a notification when the best time is to buy. Search flights, save them and book flights. Don’t forget to go incognito mode though! You can also book hotel rooms with this app.

Hopper travel app

I hope you find these travel apps helpful for your next trip!

If you would like some helpful tips on how to avoid jet lag read my previous post here

Besides those, do you have any favorite apps you could add? Comment below and let us know!

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  1. I miss travelling a lot! These apps are all so handy, I’m obsessed with Skyscanner and xx

    1. Yes! Those two and the XE app are my favorites 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard of DayUse. That sounds awesome and so useful!

    1. Yes, that way you don’t have to pay for a whole night!

  3. I am praying travel will resume soon and that I will be able to try some of these out. Thanks for sharing! 🙂🙏🏽

    1. Oh me too! I can’t wait to travel again! Hope they help!

  4. Omg! I hadn’t heard of a few of these before! Thank you.. very needed post!

    1. You’re welcome! Happy I could help you!

  5. I can’t wait until I can start using my fav travel apps more regularly again. I love the idea of the XE APP, I am going ot have to download that one. Changing currency in my head is a pain.

    1. Me too! Yes, I know what you mean as I’m not good at math !

  6. This is a great list thank you for sharing

    1. No problem! Hope it helps!

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