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28 Best Travel Apps for iPhone iPad and iPod Touch

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iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are not only improving our everyday lives but also changing how we interact with the world. That’s the reason why we have been constantly introducing you many useful applications for your Apple devices. Today we’ve gathered more than 28 incredibly useful travel apps ranging from packing to making your flight to finding a hotel to changing money. These apps will definitely improve your overall travel experience. And the good news is most of them are free from the app store. After one trip with these apps, you might wonder how you ever managed to travel without them.


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Can’t decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can help. Shake your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will suggest a restaurant. See what’s nearby in your ‘hood, or browse a comprehensive list of restaurants. See what your friends like.

Wi-Fi Finder
Quickly and easily find free or paid Wi-Fi when you travel with the JiWire Wi-Fi Finder for iPhone and iPod Touch. Download all of the locations offline, so you know how to stay connected when you are on the road.

Looking for the best nearby places & things to do? Download WHERE and discover great local places and offers, picked just for you.

Kayak is a travel app that does the job of many. It helps you to compare flight, hotel and car rental deals, track your flight status, view and manage your trip itinerary, look up baggage fees, access airline numbers and airport info, etc.

The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel for iPad combines interactive and beautiful imagery with its weather expertise. The app provides you with the weather tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour.

AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. The app quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, supermarket, theatre and taxi.

Air Sharing
Air Sharing makes using the iPhone as an external drive easy as can be. Any iPhone user who needs to view and move files on the go should download this app.

TripIt takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or iPad, synced with your calendar, and online at

HearPlanet (Lite)
HearPlanet turns your iPhone into an audio guide to the world. Everything on the planet is an exhibit that you can hear about no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

Google Translate
This app translates words and phrases between more than 60 languages. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.

SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder
SitOrSquat is the world’s first wiki for recording and accessing bathroom information globally. The app lets you view nearby restrooms on a map or in a list sorted by distance.

Google Earth
Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass.

Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch. You can also call and text your contacts (or any other number) at Skype’s low rates.

Amazon Kindle
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.

iTalk Recorder
iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop. You can append to existing recordings, choose from three levels of recording quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates), and manage your recordings, all with just a fingertip.

Cheap Gas!
This app lets you find the cheapest gasoline nearest to where you are. Then, map a route to where the cheap gas is.

With TripAdvisor you can plan and have the perfect trip with access to real traveller reviews, opinions, photos, maps, and forums that can answer even the most specific questions when you’re on the go.

FlightTrack allows you to track flights with beautiful, zoomable maps or get real-time departure info, delays and gate numbers at a glance. Full international coverage means you can track all your flights worldwide. The app will even update you on cancellations and help you find an alternate flight.

Foodspotting lets you find and rate dishes instead of just restaurants. Using this visual local guide, you can find dish recommendations from Foodspotters, friends and experts like the Travel Channel.

XE Currency
Convert every world currency on-the-go with the universally optimized XE Currency app for iPhone and iPad. It features live currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn’t.
The app offers a quick, easy and secure way to find and book hotels on your iPhone or iPad.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides, Phrasebooks, and maps
Start your journey by downloading the free Lonely Planet Travel Guides app. You can then access free ‘lite’ guides, and buy and store your Lonely Planet city guides, audio phrasebooks and audio walking tours. All apps work offline with no Internet connection or data fees.

Download HotelPal for free to browse and book from over 100,000 hotels worldwide. It’s the great way to find and book the perfect hotel on the go.

Need a cheap flight fast? Compare over 600 budget and scheduled airlines in seconds with the free Skyscanner iPhone app. You can buy air tickets direct from airlines or travel agents and get the best deals.

World Customs & Cultures
This app is essential for any traveler. It includes customs, cultural information, and facts on over 165 different countries. Easily browsable by flag, by index, or just by scrolling, you’ll be able to find the exact country you’re looking to travel to or are currently in quickly and easily.

Pano lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary.

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace that connects you with people who have space for rent. The app allows everyone to list, discover, and book any of these distinctive spaces – from a private apartment to a private island – directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Turn your iPhone or iPad into the arrivals and departures board for any airport in the world! FlightBoard lets you check out the boards of your favorite airports and view all the flight information in real-time. The app used the board at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as inspiration for the design so it has a beautiful, old school feel.

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