When you search the “travel” category in the Apple App Store, you’re hit with thousands upon thousands of apps available for download. There are even more in the Google Play app store, offering a seemingly endless scroll of options. It’s dizzying—and while some are bona fide game-changers, there’s also a lot of crap out there masquerading as the real deal.
But don’t let that discourage you. We’ve tested out countless travel apps to figure out which ones are truly worth the download. From paid options to fan-favorite freebies, we’ve rounded up 10 must-have apps for travelers. Each has been cleverly designed to make your life easier before, during, or after any getaway.
Whether you’re looking to score a last-minute deal or build an immersive itinerary from insider intel, these tried-and-true travel apps will quickly become your go-to tools.
Some manage your gas for you so you always know the closest, cheapest station. Others will adjust your clocks and account for jet lag so you can nail that morning meeting. So what are you waiting for? Give them a shot and start planning your next escape.
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