You’ve got some time off and want to arrange a trip with your favorite people.
But wait… where do you even start from?
Do you book flight tickets first?
Find a place to store your luggage?
And how do you do that stuff?
We get you, travel arrangements can be quite overwhelming.
Thankfully, there’s a plethora of travel apps out there, so we put the best ones into a list to make your life easier.
Let’s dive into them!
App #1: Stasher
Kicking off the list with the best travel apps we’ve got our very own Stasher (yes, that’s us).
In case you haven’t heard of us, Stasher is a luggage storage platform helping you store your bags and belongings in thousands of locations worldwide!
Just imagine checking out of your hotel or Airbnb at 11AM, with your flight being at 7PM. Or simply waiting around for your check-in time to arrive.
What will you do for so many hours?
You can’t be dragging your luggage around the city, trying to kill some time until your flight is due, right?
Through our app or platform, all you have to do is enter the city you’re visiting, how many bags you want to store, for how long… and you’re set!
We’ll present you with the closest locations (we call them Stashpoints) for you to safely store your belongings, albeit a locker in a hotel, museum, cafeteria or corner shop.
If you’re still wondering how it works, feel free to give it a go yourself.
Piece of cake, right?
Why we like it: You can easily and safely store your bags in over 890 cities
Trustpilot rating: 4.8/5
So next time you’re looking for somewhere to safely leave your bags for a few hours or days, make sure to give Stasher a try!
App #2: Airbnb
How could Airbnb be missing from the list of the best apps when traveling?
As you probably already know, the platform allows you to easily find accommodation for mostly short term visits, almost anywhere in the world.
Although a hotel room can also cater your needs, Airbnbs typically offer residential-style amenities like living rooms and kitchens.
Plus, you can use the platform’s filters to find exactly what you’re looking for, in the right location and price.
All in all, Airbnb is hands down one of the most helpful travel apps!
Why we like it: Variety of accommodation options around the world
Apple Store rating: 4.8/5
App #3: Skyscanner
Now that we covered luggage storage and accommodation, flight booking couldn’t be missing from our list and Skyscanner is the perfect choice for that.
Skyscanner allows you to find the best flight deals across hundreds of Airlines.
Through the Skyscanner app you simply select your destination and where you’re departing from, your desired dates and the platform will present you with all flight prices, from lowest to highest.
No more booking flights individually on Airline websites, or staying on top of your screen trying to find the best time to book a flight!
Note: Skyscanner also allows you to find the best deals for hotels and car rentals.
Why we like it: Helps you find the cheapest flights
Trustpilot rating: 4.3/5
App #4: TripAdvisor
Who doesn’t know TripAdvisor?
It serves as a valuable resource for travelers looking to plan their trips with confidence and make informed decisions.
With a vast repository of user-generated content, TripAdvisor provides a wealth of reviews, ratings, and recommendations on:
And more, enabling you to get a sense of what to expect at your destination of choice!
Why we like it: Vast amount of recommendations and rating
Trustpilot rating: 2.6/5
App #5: Google Maps
One of the best free travel apps out there is undoubtedly Google Maps.
While it’s not strictly a travel app per se, since it can be used for a variety of use cases, its detailed maps are definitely a trusted travel companion!
It’s basically a digital atlas at your fingertips, designed to help you explore the world, plan routes, and find businesses and points of interest.
After all, when being in a foreign country where places and streets are unfamiliar, Google Maps can prove to be a life saver, helping you find the way to your destination!
Why we like it: The go-to app for any traveler to find their way around
Play Store rating: 4/5
App #6: Google Translate
Staying on services provided by Google, Google Translate is another app we recommend for your travels.
In a nutshell, it helps you translate any word or phrase to almost any language in the world.
It serves as an essential tool for global communication, making the world a more accessible place for people who speak different languages.
Whether it’s for business, travel, or simply connecting with someone from another part of the world, the Google Translate app allows users to communicate effectively and break down language barriers!
Why we like it: You can translate anything to almost any language
Play Store rating: 4.3/5
App #7: Expedia
Our next travel app is Expedia, an online travel agency and booking platform.
What makes Expedia great is the fact that you can find and book:
- Car rentals
And virtually anything a traveler might need.
Needless to mention that you can compare prices and read reviews, to help you make more informed decisions when arranging your vacation plans!
Why we like it: It’s a full-service travel platform
Trustpilot rating: 1.2/5
App #8: Welcome Pickups
Let’s assume you’ve arrived at your destination and get out of the airport ready to enjoy your holiday… now what?
How do you get to your hotel or Airbnb?
This is where Welcome Pickups comes in!
After all, let’s face it; no matter how well you’ve planned your trip, navigating in a foreign city isn’t a piece of cake.
In a nutshell, Welcome Pickups offers airport/port transfers with a dedicated driver, as well as personalized sightseeing and in-city drives, to offer travelers a safe, personalized and comfortable experience when being in a new destination.
Why we like it: A unique way to experience and get around a new destination
Trustpilot rating: 4.9/5
App #9: Hopper
Hopper is the most downloaded travel app in North America, so it couldn’t be missing from our list.
Its primary service is helping fellow travelers when booking accommodation, as well as finding cheap flights, in order to get the best deals possible.
From hotels and homes, to flights and a car hire, Hopper sometimes provides exclusive deals to its users, and even price predictions through algorithms to even receive price alerts for price drops.
Why we like it: Offers an innovative approach to helping you save money when traveling, through data-driven insights.
Trustpilot rating: 2.2/5
App #10: Ferryhopper
We covered flights, accommodation and luggage storage so far, but what about ferries?
Well we’ve added a travel app to our list for that too!
Ferryhopper specializes in ferry booking in Europe in countries like Greece, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark and Turkey.
It’s app is super easy to use, since all you have to do is select your departure and travel destination, your desired travel dates, and Ferryhopper will present you with the best ferry deals!
Simple as that.
Why we like it: A quick and easy way to book the best ferry deals
Trustpilot rating: 4.4/5
App #11: Citymapper
If you’re visiting a foreign country you’re bound to use public transport, which is where Citymapper comes in handy.
Being an urban transportation app, it provides a wide range of features and services to help people navigate and use public transportation in major cities around the world
You simply choose the beginning and end of your transportation journey, and the platform will provide you with the best options to get there albeit via bus, cab or on foot.
Plus, it allows users to download offline maps and transportation information to be used even when without internet connection!
Why we like it: Offers a variety of choices to get around the city
Trustpilot rating: 2.2/5
App #12: PackPoint
How many times have you packed your things for a trip and realised you’ve forgotten something when you arrived?
We assume too many (it happens to the best of us)!
This is exactly why apps like PackPoint exist, to help you organize all you need to pack so you don’t forget anything.
But it’s not just a simple tool to list things; you provide the app with data such as the length of your stay, the weather and any activities you have planned, and it creates a custom packing list for you.
Pretty cool, right?
Your luggage is now all set so all you have to do is find out where to store it while you’re on the road; and this is where Stasher comes in.
Why we like it: It automatically creates a custom packing list for you.
Play Store rating: 4.6/5
App #13: Rome2Rio
Travel itinerary management can be a pain, but there are so many free apps out there to help you with that, with one of them being Rome2Rio.
In essence, it’s a travel planning platform that helps you get from one location to another, in the cheapest and most efficient way.
What’s more, you can book tickets, hotels and car hires in various cities globally, including Paris, London and Amsterdam.
It’s particularly useful for planning multi-modal journeys that involve multiple types of transportation, or when exploring options for remote or less-traveled destinations!
Why we like it: It’s ideal for planning complex and multi-modal trips.
Trustpilot rating: 4.2/5
App #14: Revolut
Although it’s not a travel app per se, Revolut can prove to be useful to anyone traveling abroad.
Well the financial app not only allows you to perform online and physical transactions like any other bank, but you can also exchange currencies through the app with almost no commissions!
Gone are the days of having to line up at exchange offices who charge hefty commissions; Revolut simplifies currency exchange and offers competitive rates, while providing a range of financial tools that can help you manage your money on the go.
Why we like it: It’s an all-in-one financial tool for travelers and not only.
Trustpilot rating: 4.3/5
App #15: HostelWorld
If you’re an avid traveler, then you’ll know that while hotels and Airbnbs are a great choice, Hostels are particularly a great budget-friendly option.
Finding the right Hostel isn’t always easy, so platforms like Hostelworld fit in perfectly!
It provides a vast selection of hostels and other affordable lodging options in destinations around the world, being known for its extensive global network of accommodations that cater to backpackers, solo travelers, and those seeking affordable and social accommodation options.
So especially if you’re a young traveler looking for a place to stay during your next adventure, HostelWorld might come in handy!
Why we like it: You can find the best hostels and chat with your roomates through the app, before even meeting them
Trustpilot rating: 4.6/5
App #16: Booking
A platform like Booking couldn’t possibly be missing from our list.
The travel giant allows users to search, book, and manage travel reservations in one place, offering millions of hotel rooms, apartments and vacation rentals that users can book directly through the app.
However the platform has now extended its selections offering users the chance to find and book flights, car rentals, activities and airport taxis!
Needless to say that it offers public reviews of accommodations in order for users to make an informed decision.
Why we like it: It’s a platform to arrange your whole travel itinerary
Trustpilot rating: 1.2/5
App #17: Splitwise
Handling expenses during a trip, especially when being with friends or family, can be a tricky task.
This is where apps like Splitwise comes in.
It’s designed to simplify the process of splitting expenses and managing shared finances among friends, family members, roommates, and groups.
Even while traveling users can split bills among each other, track their spending, as well as convert currencies!
Why we like it: A great app to track and arrange expenses when traveling
Trustpilot rating: 3.7/5
Let’s move on.
App #18: Hoppa
Hoppa is a company that specializes in providing transportation services for travelers to and from airports and other locations, such as hotels, resorts, and city centers.
In essence, it compares thousands of transport providers globally to get you where you need to go, while presenting you with the best possible deals!
Some of the destinations covered include major UK and other European airports, train stations and ports.
Why we like it: A great free app to arrange holiday transfers
Trustpilot rating: 4/5
App #19: Blueground
Business travel is something we couldn’t fail to mention, which is exactly why a company like Blueground is on our list.
Spanning across 15 countries and 29 cities, Blueground offers fully furnished and serviced apartments for both short-term and long-term rentals, particularly for people traveling for work purposes but not only.
On the side of hosts, it helps them maximize their rental income while transforming empty units into beautifully fully furnished apartments.
Why we like it: Ideal for corporate travelers looking for short- to mid-term accommodation.
Trustpilot rating: 3.8/5
P.S: Don’t forget to elevate your business trip by enjoying both Blueground and Stasher!
App #20: FlightRadar
Wondering where your airplane is located?
With FlightRadar you can find out!
In a nutshell, FlightRadar presents you with a map showing the live location of almost all airplanes in the world while they’re on the move.
That way, you can see your own airplane’s exact location which can be useful for:
- Knowing if there’ll be a delay if it’s too far from your airport
- Knowing exactly where you are when traveling
- Checking the status of a loved one’s flight
Why we like it: It’s a useful app for travelers and aviation enthusiasts.
Trustpilot rating: 2.2/5
App #21: Wanderlog
Our next app is Wanderlog, which helps users plan their whole travel itinerary
To be precise, it allows them to keep notes about their holiday, add places to visit, as well as keep track of their reservations and budget.
All on a day to day basis!
What’s even more cool about the app is that its AI assistant can provide travel suggestions and help people plan their trip better.
Why we like it: It serves as an all-in-one place for travel arrangements
Trustpilot rating: 2.6/5
App #22: KAYAK
KAYAK acts as an online travel agency that provides a wide range of travel-related services and tools to help users find, compare, and book travel options.
In fact, the platform allows travelers to search for and compare prices for:
- Rental cars
- Vacation packages
And other travel-related services.
However, the company has gone even further and offers services to business travelers through what it calls KAYAK Business, by helping both travelers and their managers arrange the trip and manage expenses.
Why we like it: Offers a great deal of options to fully arrange a trip
Trustpilot rating: 3.1/5
App #23: Couchsurfing
If you’re looking for a place to stay and want to meet new people at the same time, then Couchsurfing is for you.
You can imagine Couchsurfing as a social network, connecting people all over the world who want to find a place to stay or share their home with travelers (for free!).
However, it’s not just about scoring a free bed; it’s a passport to unforgettable, culture-packed experiences. From sharing stories around the kitchen table to exploring secret local haunts, Couchsurfing turns travelers into instant friends with the very people who know their destination best.
Why we like it: An easy way to find accommodation and meet new people
Trustpilot rating: 1.2/5
App #24: Duolingo
Although we previously mentioned Google Translate as a way to help you with foreign languages, Duolingo is a whole different story.
Instead of simply translating a word or sentence, it’s an app that actually teaches you a different language albeit Spanish, German, French, and more.
Picture this: You’re strolling through the city of Rome, you visit a souvenir shop and you know exactly how to greet the cashier in Italian and ask for what you want.
That’s where Duolingo helps you; it’s like a gamified way to learn a new language!
Why we like it: A fun and easy way to learn the basics of a new language
Play Store rating: 4.7/5
App #25: Klook
Moving on to the next website, we have Klook.
Klook is almost anything you’d need when traveling.
Well it offers a wide range of travel-related activities and services to users around the world, such as finding and booking:
- Guided tours
- Theme park tickets
- Museum tickets
- Transportation options
All in an easy and user-friendly way!
Why we like it: Provides a variety of travel-related activities and services
Trustpilot rating: 3.2/5
App #26: Google Flights
Last but not least, we have Google Flights!
Tired of not being able to find the best options when booking flights?
Well Google Flights is the perfect place to see and compare prices from all airlines to almost any destination worldwide, so you can make the best possible choice.
Plus, it can be integrated with various other Google services such as Google Calendar, making it easier for you to plan and manage your travel itineraries.
Why we like it: An easy way to find cheap flights and manage your travel itinerary
Play Store rating: 4.2/5
Download the app: Android
Let’s wrap things up with some final words.
Now Over to You
So there you have it.
That was our list with some of the best travel apps out there, whether you want to find cheap flights, arrange a road trip, book accommodation, and of course store your luggage.
If storing your luggage while traveling is a pain (which almost always is), don’t hesitate to find an available location through Stasher and you’re ready to enjoy your holiday luggage-free!