National Plan for Vacation Day falls on the last Tuesday in January. This fun day is to encourage people to plan their vacations for the year and inspire them to get out and explore new places. Planning for a trip boosts morale, reduces stress, and helps prevent burnout. This year, commit to taking some time just for you! These apps will make the planning process super simple and help you discover great things to do while you’re away.
The Best Trip Planning Apps
Hopper has helped over 70 million travelers find and secure the best prices on flights, hotels, homes, and car rentals. This app predicts the prices for flights and hotels with 95% accuracy up to a year in advance. When you’re planning a trip, you can “watch” it in the app and Hopper will send you a notification when it’s the right time to buy so you can save the most money. Plus, it can freeze prices, so you never miss a deal. Available on iOS and Android for free.
Get incredible hotel deals with HotelTonight. This app has the hookup on last-minute bookings at the hotels where you want to stay. They partner with top-rated luxury hotels, tried and true favorites, and unique boutiques so you’ll easily be able to find something suited to your needs. Book tonight or up to 100 days in advance. Available on iOS and Android for free.
A tried and trusted app to help you find hotels, restaurants, tours, attractions, and other experiences around the world that are recommended by travelers like you. TripAdvisor can also help you snag great deals on hotels from more than 200 booking sites in the app. Stay organized and use their planning tool to create your itinerary. Available for free on iOS and Android.
Find the best local restaurants on Yelp. With over 199 million businesses using Yelp worldwide, you will have plenty of options to scroll through no matter where you’re traveling. Read trusted reviews, look at pictures, make reservations, and even order delivery or pickup all on the app. Plus, Yelp isn’t just about restaurants -you can find local salons, massage therapists, salons, and much more. Available for free on iOS and Android.
LoungeBuddy is the only app where you can view, book, and access airport lounges all around the world. Browse lounges, view photos, amenities, and read reviews from other travelers. See what you can already access for free or book a lounge directly through the app. Available on iOS for free.
Traveling internationally? Google Translate allows you to translate between 100+ languages, even offline with no internet connection. Translate by typing or use the microphone to translate conversations on the fly. Point your camera at an image to instantly translate the text or import a photo from your camera roll. If you have a Google Pixel, this is a built-in feature already on your device! Available for free on iOS and Android.
Where will you be traveling to this year? Tell us in the comments!