Best iPhone apps for traveling in Rome

The best travel apps for iPhone, iPad and Android

Travel app tips

In the past, you used heavy Lonely Planet travel guides for backpacking. You asked around, booked spontaneously and sometimes rummaged through several accommodations until you found the right one. Or book through a travel agent or website before you travel.

Today everything is more practical: there is Apps for the Packing list, Travel planning,Flight booking or to Conversion of the exchange rate. It doesn't matter whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android device. All information is available faster on the go.

Within a few seconds, we can find out whether your flight is delayed or if there is a travel advice. The most this useful Travel apps are free and can even be used offline!

There are only a few exceptions: Travel to Africa for example. For road trips toNamibiaBotswana or UgandaRwanda Printed maps and travel guides with detailed descriptions of the route were indispensable.

“Oh my god, you can't even do without your iPhone when you're on vacation,” some say. You should therefore think about the use of these practical helpers. Apps shorten waiting times on the go or guide you to the next attraction using local public transport. They show the shortest route. Know opening times and translate how to ask for the nearest toilet in Spanish.

Here you will find a list of our practical apps for travel. We have selected the best travel apps for you!

Useful apps for travel preparation

Are you planning your annual vacation or short trip? We especially enjoy planning our trips! Here are our best tips for using apps as a travel planner:

Book accommodations

Airbnb - find accommodations worldwide

Live where locals also live? Nowhere does it get better than Airbnb. Here you will find private houses, apartments and rooms in all price ranges and locations around the world. We're using Airbnb more and more.

The app is free

Website * | AppStore | Android - Finding hotels has never been easier

When booking hotels, we always look There are often short-term savings offers. Nevertheless, the following applies here: It is worth comparing. Alternative:Agoda andHRS.

The app is free

Website | App Store | Android


Especially for trips to Asia, you should consult Agoda to find accommodation. The accommodations listed here often do not appear on If so, they are often a lot cheaper at Agoda!

The app is free

Website * | AppStore | Android

Book a flight and find the best seat on the plane


Looking for a flight en route? I prefer to use the Skyscanner app for this. Simple, quick and straightforward.

The app is free

Website | App Store | Android flights

Not that many are familiar with this flight booking site. I have been using it as often as Skyscanner for a short time. You should never look for the prices of flights on just one flight search portal.

The app is free

Website | App Store | Android


The latest flight search engine comes from Momondo. Similar to Kayak, but with a more sophisticated design and no advertising. I haven't booked anything here yet.

The app is free

Website | App Store | Android


Also a clear and simple search engine. But in contrast to Skyscanner, Kayak offers a search for hotels in addition to flights.

The app is free

Website | App Store | Android


The free SeatGuru app helps you find the best seat on the plane. Thanks to this app, you can quickly see whether the emergency exit is really the best place on the plane. Or whether there is no window at your place and thus the view is not available.

The app is free

Travel apps on vacation

Currency and money


The practical app for converting current currency rates. Over 100 currencies and countries are available.

The app is free

Download from the App Store

XE Currency

With this app you can calculate any exchange rate worldwide. Alternative to Currency and also available for Android.

The app is free (there is a free and a pro version)

Website | App Store | Android


Splitwise is awesome. When traveling (or at home) you can easily split up joint bills using the app. No matter how many people. You can view everything in detail on the browser and download it as Excel.

You can photograph invoices and save them for issue. Perfect and ideal.

The basic version of the app is free. We use the Splitwise Pro version and can therefore use additional functions. It is only then that the invoices can be scanned.

The basic functions of the app are free.

Website | App Store | Android

Get from A to B.



DB Navigator

We have a little love-hate relationship with our train. Nevertheless, we prefer the train when it comes to traveling in Germany. Thanks to DB Navigator, we can conveniently search for and book train connections.

In more and more cities, you can then buy tickets for S-Bahn cooperations. You can also find timetables for buses and trams in the app more and more often. Indispensable for us!

Website | App Store | Android

Station live

Berlin: BVG

Public transport apps of the regions

Moovel (?)

Recommendations and tips for food and activities

Yelp (free)

Find restaurants or cafes nearby. Still not used enough in Germany, it helps to find the best restaurants and cafes nearby when traveling through the USA (especially during my stay in New York).


Looking for the best hotel in Barcelona, ​​New York or Mexico City? With Tripadvisor you can find the best hotels, the best restaurants and the most exciting local activities based on 100 million reviews and opinions from travelers.

Translation apps

Dict CC

Offline dictionary for 51 languages. The individual dictionaries can be downloaded and updated free of charge within the app.

Weather apps


A weather app is essential. I've tested a few and found the WeatherPro app to be the most reliable. The almost 3 euros are money well invested for me.

App Store | Android

Kindle app

Battery on the Kindle empty? Then you can continue reading from the last part of the book on your smartphone or tablet.

Navigation, maps and routes

City Maps 2Go

Detailed offline maps that are also frequently updated based on OpenStreetMap. Great for traveling - especially without internet.

The most important sights as well as restaurants, shopping centers, train stations and hotels are shown. Hotels are even integrated in a cooperation with Ideal for me, as I mostly use Indispensable for trips abroad!

AppStore | Android

Google Maps

In most countries (except Africa), Google Maps works great for navigation. It is now possible to save maps offline, which simplifies navigation. The app is free.

AppStore | Android

Indispensable for traveling in Africa: Tracks4Africa

The Tracks4Africa maps (printed) are really good. This is finally also available as an app for smartphones. The good thing is that thanks to GPS you can always see exactly where you are. In Botswana (Moremi and Savuti) a great help when the signs are not there again and dozens of slopes branch off!

Website | AppStore | Android



AllTrails (hiking trails)


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