Best iPhone & iPad Travel Apps

Our top picks of essential downloads when you're on the go.
Whether you're a frequent flyer or a family going on your summer vacation, check out our top picks of travel apps that will turn your iPhone or iPad into the perfect portable travel companion. From booking your next flight to hunting the best restaurants and must-visit attractions, everything you need to make your trip more effortless and organized is just a few taps away:


This free organizer app keeps all your travel documents in one place. You simply forward your flight, hotel, and rental car confirmation emails to TripIt, then watch it automatically organize everything into a master itinerary which you can access anywhere anytime.
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Currency Exchange

This money converter is a must-have when you're on the go and it's free to download. Use it to get up-to-date currency exchange rates. Plus it comes with a convenient calculator to convert any amount from one currency to another -- very useful when shopping!
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Hipmunk takes the agony out of flight and hotel search. This clever app lists available flights ranked by costs as well as "agony" factor (i.e. how many stops you'll have to make and the flight duration). Hotel results are shown on a map so you can see exactly where you'll be staying.
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Perfect for globetrotting foodies, this app is your guide to the popular and highly raved restaurants and eateries in your destination city, as rated by user reviews and pictures. You can search for nearby restaurants using your current GPS location or browse selections by category or rank.
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This is a comprehensive talking guidebook that lets you search by destination or tourist attraction and plays aurally on your device telling you what to see and where to go. The Lite version is free.
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Google Translate

Google Translate allows you to translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages. For most languages, you can even speak your phrases into the phone and hear the corresponding translations. Free to download.
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Save on international calling -- install Skype app and you can make use of the WiFi to make free (or cheap) calls. App is free to download.
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