Must have travel apps for Europe this summer

Europe is heating up as it expects one of its busiest summers in recent memory. Fortunately there is a large range of helpful travel apps that’ll make travelling that little bit easier.

Travel Inspiration

Firstly, you need to decide on a place that you’d like to visit. These apps will provide you with enough travel inspiration for this trip and for many more to come.

Trover

This ‘visual bucket list’ app opens you to a community of like-minded travellers, giving you the opportunity to plan, share and contribute.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Trove

Findery

Share location-specific notes with other travellers who are in the same place as you, whether you’re in your home city or a foreign one. The famous and personal moments around you provide a wealth of knowledge to inspire your travels.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Findery

 

Transportation

With that sorted, you now have to get to your chosen location… This can be a logistical nightmare, especially when in a group. This range of apps will help take the stress out of organising and booking flights, trains, buses, ferries and cars.

GoEuro

Compare over 150 companies who service 10,000+ bus stations, 20,000+ rail stations and 3,000+ airports worldwide by simply searching. GoEuro takes the stress out of researching and booking travel to and in Europe.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

GoEuro

Rome2Rio

Rome2Rio allows users to search and compare transport options around the world from location to location, including flights, trains, buses, ferries and cars.

iTunes App Store

RomeToRio

Skyscanner

This money and time savour of an app allows you to compare millions of flights and hundreds of airlines at the click of a button. Essentially it does all the hard work for you, and better still it helps you find the cheap flights!

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Skyscanner

 

Accommodation

Now that you’re travels are sorted it’s time to book your accommodation, and fortunately there’s plenty of apps to look after all sorts of travellers.

Booking.com

Much like the website, the mobile app allows your to search, filter and book hotels and hostels quickly and easily while on the go.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Booking.com

Airbnb

Looking for something a bit more authentic? The Airbnb app has you covered with a slick, fast and awe-inspiring experience that’ll assist you in discovering your next cultural adventure.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Airbnb

Hostelworld

This app is great for searching out budget accommodation that’s right in the thick of things in London, or on the beach in Nice. Essentially, it’s a financial and cultural win!

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Hostelworld

 

Activities

With all the logistics pretty well taken care of, it is now time to look at what there is to do!

GetYourGuide

Discover all the activities and tours that are on offer with this clever app, and as an added bonus it often grants users special perks!

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

GetYourGuide

Yelp

Hungry? Yelp uses your location, cuisine preferences and price to suggest places to eat. The hardest part is deciding what dishes should go on Instagram!

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

 Yelp

 

Getting Around

“This is all great, but how do I get around without internet?” You ask. CityMaps2Go and Wi-Fi Finder have you covered.

City Maps 2Go

You’ll never get lost again (unless you choose to) with detailed street maps that you can save and annotate. It also provides you with guides and destination suggestions.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

City Maps 2Go

Wi-Fi Finder

Public wifi is very handy while travelling, from messaging your loved ones back home to sharing another food picture on Instagram. With over 650,000 registered wifi locations you are sure to find one near you.

iTunes App Store | Google Play Store

Wifi Finder

 

Budgeting

Finally, budgeting comes in handy when travelling but it can be very boring. Trail Wallet is here to brighten things up.

Trail Wallet

This travel expenses tracker allows you to set a budget and then keep track of your expenses using a visually appealing app with well set out graphs. Best of all it doesn’t take long to set up or to put in entries.

iTunes App Store

Travel Wallet

Have a great, tech-savvy summer!

Source = ETB Travel News - Peter Gollagher
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