5 Apps That Will Help You Build a Travel Itinerary
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Travel is supposed to be fun and relaxing — at least once you reach your destination. That said, actually putting your trip together can often be more stressful than the everyday routine you're looking to take a break from. It doesn't have to be that way. Your smartphone can be a useful travel assistant in a number of ways, but helping you keep track of all your travel-related info is key. All you need to do is find the right apps to help make your trip as easy as possible.
One of the most popular travel-related apps available right now is TripIt, which aims to handle everything after the booking. The best part is that it doesn't matter where you book from — just forward your confirmation emails after booking, and the app will organize everything from there. Once the app receives your confirmation emails, TripIt creates a master itinerary for you. While it can't arrange for a taxi to pick you up or other perform similar tasks, the app will remind you when to leave for the airport and provide recommendations for great restaurants near your hotel and other useful information. TripIt is available for both Apple and Android devices.
TripCase aims to help organize all your travel plans in one place. This includes flight itineraries, hotel bookings, and rental car reservations — everything you need to keep track of to travel stress-free. TripCase helps you find your seat on the plane and even finds alternative flights in case you need to adjust your plans. Once you get to where you need to go, it can direct you to your hotel or help you book an Uber ride. TripCase is available for both Apple and Android devices.
Sygic Travel Maps
While Sygic Travel Maps does offer travel-specific mapping functionality, it also helps you put together a trip itinerary. It doesn't handle booking your flights the way some of the other apps on this list do, but it will help you make the best use of your time. Walking distances, estimated travel times, and more are available within the free version of the app. Pay for the premium version, and you'll get all the same features without needing internet connection. Sygic Travel Maps is available for both Apple and Android devices.
TripHobo is available on essentially any device as long as you have internet connection. This app is perfect for planning any sort of vacation. TripHobo is a trip-planning platform that helps put together an itinerary and strategize what you're going to do once you get to your destination. Hotel, tour, and activity recommendations are all available to users on TripHobo. TripHobo is available for both Apple and Android devices.
You've probably heard of TripAdvisor, and there's a good reason for that. TripAdvisor has been long involved in the tourism industry and the service has gained popularity for being a friendly, inviting space that suggests specific attractions, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, restaurants, and much more. TripAdvisor has been around long enough to offer advice for nearly anywhere you're traveling to. Using the app's Trips feature, you can start building an itinerary long before you actually book anything. This helps you run into any possible issues long before they would actually cause you any trouble on your trip. TripAdvisor is available for both Apple and Android devices.
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