Before you head out for your summer vacation this year, download some of these useful apps that’ll take the hassle out of planning and tracking your itinerary and budget, giving you more time to enjoy some fun in the sun!
Input your vacation itinerary and GateGuru gives you all the information you need, such as maps, current weather, flight alerts, rental car options, and even where the closest Starbucks is.
TripIt organizes hotel, plane, car, and dinner reservations into itineraries; all you have to do is send your confirmations via email. It connects your itineraries to Google Maps for quick directions to everything.
For dog lovers wanting to bring their furry friends on vacation, BringFido is crucial. This app will help you find pet-friendly hotels, local vets, outdoor restaurants, beaches that allow dogs, groomers, pet sitters, and anything else you could possibly need for your pet.
The concierge app Clarice suggests tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping, and much more. You choose your kind of trip, whether business, pleasure, romance, or family visit. It includes routes and themed itineraries. Its only downside is that it’s only currently available for 12 cities in the U.S. and Europe.
Foodies will love this app. OpenTable finds area restaurants so you can taste the local flavors, and it allows you to get directions and make reservations as well.
Viator provides deals on tours and activities at your destination to help stretch your vacation dollar further.
Poison Maps gives you maps with points of interest (POIs on Maps) in the areas where you vacation. Points of interest include tourist attractions, nature hikes, churches, and even the closest restroom. It also includes info on buses, taxis, and trains.
If you’re driving instead of flying to your vacation spot, GasBuddy can ensure you get the best gas price no matter where you go. Consumers report prices through the app; thanks to more than 60 million users and two million daily price submissions, it’s always up-to-date. This one’s great for saving money at home too!
Trail Wallet helps you stay on budget while you’re on vacation. It tracks all your daily spending in your currency or that of another country, and it’s free for the first 25 items.
All the above-mentioned apps are free for Android and iOS, except for Poison Maps, which is only available at $1.99 for iOS, and Trail Wallet, which is only available for iOS currently.