Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no time but the present to book a trip.
When it comes to a last-minute getaway, proper planning makes all the difference and ensures that you’ll have a worry-free vacation.
From trip planners to travel journals, itinerary generators to accommodation reviews, there’s no shortage of apps to ensure that you have a successful trip from take off to return.
Here are our favourite travel apps to help you get the most out of your vacation no matter the destination.
If you want to pack like a pro and eliminate your chances of overpacking, Packing Pro can help you save money by helping you organize what you’ve packed based on your travel destination and the duration of your trip.
If you enjoy collecting beautiful moments from your travels and turning them into stunning albums that you can share with your friends and family, Bonjournal is a simple way to record and share your travel adventures. This app allows you to create beautiful albums that can include text entries and important photos. You can then selectively share the URL for your album with whomever you like so you never have to worry about the entire world seeing what you’ve been up to.
When it comes to booking a flight, timing can make all the difference in finding a good deal. Hopper analyzes billions of flight prices daily to predict how prices will change, and then tells you when it’s the best time to buy your tickets with 95 per cent accuracy. This app was named the best travel app in 2015 by Apple, so you know it means business.
Nothing screams summer vacation more than an epic road trip with your closest friends. But often planning the actual trip can be challenging, as it’s hard to accurately map out all of the must-see spots along the way. Roadtrippers fills in the gaps of your route and points out major points of interest that you might not realize are near your trip’s main destinations.
This app is ideal for those who have a serious case of wanderlust as it allows users to organize multiple flights, hotel reservations, rental car bookings, and trip activities all in one place. Users can also follow along with each other’s itineraries, allowing their families or friends to keep tabs on someone’s travel without constant updates.
If you’re planning on visiting multiple countries on your trip, this app can help you stay on top of your finances. Currency provides up-to-date exchange rates for over 150 currencies and countries and allows you to add up to 10 different currencies at a time.
Duolingo can help you with everyday language practice in countries where English isn’t so common. You can choose from Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English.
Think of this app as your own personal tour guide wherever you decide to visit. Localeur sources recommendations from locals that tend to be more specific than you might find on Yelp.
You can ensure that you’ll always feel safe while travelling abroad with this app as it compiles local emergency numbers, embassy details, and other potentially lifesaving info that you might need if you were to encounter a threatening situation.
For pet-lovers, this app makes travelling with your furry friends a piece of cake. BringFido can do everything from mapping out parks where dogs are welcome to booking pet-friendly hotels.
There’s nothing worse than falling victim to jet leg while you’re travelling, especially when you’ve got a long trip ahead of you. Entrain uses scientific data to help your body clock adjust quickly to different time zones. All you have to do is enter your typical sleep patterns and your preferred sleep and wake-up times and the app will make a customized plan that will help you adjust as you travel.
You’ll never have an outrageous roaming bill again from religiously using Google Maps. CityMaps2Go gives you access to maps and guides to over 7,000 destinations around the world that you can pre-download onto your phone. This app is perfect for those travelling to places with limited internet connection.
It’s extremely frustrating when you don’t know how to tip in a certain country. Tipulator helps you determine what amount is customary so you’ll never under tip while you’re travelling abroad.