Top 5 Free Apps for Trip Planning and Travel

Get out there and see the world with apps to make traveling smooth and stress-free. From booking your flight and renting a vacation home to finding the best place to eat and understanding the language, these travel apps will help you plan ahead and enjoy yourself in the moment.


Hopper analyzes all the data on flights and price cuts so you don’t have to. The app predicts flight prices and sends immediate notifications during the best time to buy your tickets. Hopper is the best, free travel agent you could ask for.



So you’ve made it to your destination, now what? TripAdvisor will help you find deals on airfare but it’s also there to find the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do for wherever you are. The best feature of TripAdvisor is probably the ability to rate and comment on events and destinations, allowing you see how other people liked an activity before you visit.



Not a fan of hotels? Airbnb has gained huge popularity for a reason. Browse through host homes or list your own. The app makes it easy to get to know whose space you’re staying in and vice versa while providing access to thousands of places in over 34,000 cities.


Google Translate

Traveling to other countries when you don’t know the language can feel daunting. That’s where Google Translate comes in to ease your travel worries. Hold your camera up to signs in other languages for a quick translation or utilize the two-way speech translation and have a conversation with someone from a different culture.



Perhaps you’re taking a roadtrip instead. Use GasBuddy to find the cheapest gas near you and report your own cheap gas findings for a chance to win a $100 gas card. You can look ahead on your trip too by searching for gas in specific cities or zip codes.


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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.