Best Apps for Traveling in Foreign Countries
What are the best travel apps? There are so many helpful (and mostly FREE) apps for your phone that can make life so much easier while traveling: apps to help you plan your trip, apps to help you find the best flights at the cheapest price, apps to help you in a foreign country where you don’t know the language, even apps to help you meet people while traveling abroad! These are the top 24 most helpful travel apps that I’ve found:
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Google Translate is an absolute must-have app for travelers. It allows you to translate in SO many different ways:
- Translates text in over 103 languages
- Allows you to download language files and translate even when you’re offline
- App will translate text in images simply by pointing your camera at it!! (like a foreign menu, see video from Paris below)
- Ability to take or import photos for translation as well
- Can translate bilingual conversations
- Is even able to translate some handwriting
- Also allows you to save commonly used words and phrases
TripLingo helps you sound like a local while traveling abroad! The app can translate your voice, has more than 30,000 recorded audio files, a huge offline dictionary, access to a live human translator (additional cost), and more.
Best Trip Planning Apps
TripIt: Travel Planner
You book it, and TripIt organizes everything into a neat and tidy itinerary: As soon as you book a flight, tour, hotel, car, etc, simply forward it to email@example.com and they’ll add it to your master itinerary — it’s genius!
TimeShifter is an app that helps travelers precent jet lag by creating a personalized plan based on flight plan, sleeping habits, and other preferences! Your first trip is free, but after that, it is a paid subscription.
Best Travel Apps for Flying + In Airports
Your Specific Airline's App
I always like to download the app of the specific airline I am flying with. With the app, you can usually check-in, access your boarding pass, get flight updates, and access in-flight entertainment!
Priority Pass is a game changer when it comes to hanging out in airports, especially with long layovers. It gives its members access to over 1,300 airport lounges worldwide + other benefits!
It is a paid membership fee with three different levels, however, if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, you get it for free!
Best Apps for Road Trips
Best Apps for Meeting People While Traveling
More Great Travel Apps
Did you download any of these helpful travel apps? Am I missing your favorite? Let me know in the comments or DM me on Instagram!
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