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The Best Apps For International Travel

The Best Apps For International Travel

It's good to get out in the world, but you don't want to go unprepared. Traveling involves solving a hundred little problems like how to get around, how to speak the language, and even what time it is. These apps are here to help you stop worrying about these needs and enjoy your trip.

Get the Best Deals

Your travel, lodging, and transportation are possibly even more important than your destination; it doesn't matter if you're in the most exciting city in the world if you don't know how to get there, where you're sleeping, or how you're going to get around. Here are some apps that will hook you up with a flight, a hotel, and a car, if that's how you (literally) roll. They could save you some money by bundling or let you compare rates from a bunch of different platforms to help you stay on schedule and get to the important business of relaxing and enjoying your trip.

Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

Search for and compare flights while you use extra features to plan your whole trip.

Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

View departure and return flights

For those who like flight comparison apps that offer hotel and car rental options.

Searching for flights with Expedia is simple and flexible because you choose both your departure and return flights separately and sort by various options for each. View a quick cost summary and then sign in to your Expedia account to book your trip. The Expedia app can also assist you with hotel and car rental reservations as well as activities in the area you are visiting.

Why we love it

If you are a current Expedia user, then the travel app for your device is a must-have. Search for and compare flights, book your trip, and use the bonus features for accommodations and car rentals.

TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

When you need recommendations for your trip, there's no better app

TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

Your own advisor

For anyone who wants great recommendations while on their trip

TripAdvisor is a comprehensive all-in-one travel companion. With TripAdvisor, you can get maps for any location, as well as detailed reviews of hotels and restaurants from other travelers. If you're the type to share your experience and want to help others, you can also leave your own reviews too. TripAdvisor is also a great way to book a flight and room when you need it, and you can even find deals that you won't find elsewhere, right from the app. While you're in town, you can get tips and recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and what to see. When you have TripAdvisor at your fingertips, it's hard to get lost.

Why we love it

TripAdvisor is a powerful app that makes it easy to find great recommendations and deals. It's a must for anyone who plans to travel.

KAYAK Flights, Hotels & Cars

Let this handy app search the travel sites for you.

KAYAK Flights, Hotels & Cars


For those who like travel apps that include hotels, flights, and rental cars.

Kayak does all the searching for your next trip with an easy-to-use interface. Find the best accommodations, flight options, and rental cars, and then book it all through Kayak. You can also take advantage of the trip-organizing section, real-time flight status alerts, and rates for mobile users only.

Why we love it

Searching for your trip options does not have to be a struggle. Kayak searches tons of travel sites to find you the best deals on hotels, flights, and car rentals.

Find Your Way

Whether you know your way around town already, or it's your first time setting foot in a new place, it's never a bad idea to have a good map at your side. And it's even better if your navigation doesn't depend on an internet connection or having to download anything. These apps will set you up to make sure you can get to your destinations easily. And they'll also stop you from looking like the very specific kind of fool that comes with trying to walk and read a huge paper map simultaneously.

2GIS – Offline maps

2GIS – Offline maps

LLC "DoubleGIS"

2GIS provides 3D-maps of 180+ cities, contacts of 1.5 million companies, car routing and public transport routes and and more! 2GIS is a complete and up-to-date directory of organizations with detailed cities’ maps. 2GIS provides verified information only.

The app can operate offline even without mobile data plan!

75 major metro areas available for download:

UAE (Dubai), Cyprus (Lefkosia, Lemesos), Czech Republic (Prague), Chile (Santiago), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Abakan, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Barnaul, Belgorod, Biysk, Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Bryansk, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Gorno-Altaisk, Irkutsk, Ivanovo, Izhevsk, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Kazan, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Kirov, Kostroma, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Kursk, Lipetsk, Magnitogorsk, Makhachkala, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Prague, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Samara, Saratov, Smolensk, Sochi, Stary Oskol, Stavropol, Sterlitamak, Surgut, Syktyvkar, Tolyatti, Tomsk, Tula, Tver, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Ulyanovsk, Uralsk, Veliky Novgorod, Vladimir, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Yakutsk, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Yoshkar Ola, Almaty, Astana, Bishkek, Dnepropetrovsk, Karaganda, Kiev, Odessa and Uralsk.

2GIS provides:

- Verified information on over 1.5 million organizations (including public institutions such as hospitals, schools, police stations, and etc.):
- Addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, working hours and payment methods;
- Detailed 3D maps with such attributions as – buildings’ amount of floors, driveways, kiosks and fences;
- Car routing and searching for public transportation routes with transfers and pedestrian crossings.

2GIS allows you to:

- Find the location of the company you are looking for, find out its phone number and make a call;
- Find a desired location on the map of the city: a building (using its address), a public transport station or just a well-known object;
- Tap on any building on the map and find out its address, amount of floors and organizations that reside there;
- Find all companies in a specific business area, view them on the map, and filter out the ones that are open at a convenient time or right now;
- Find how to get to your destination by car or by public transport;
-Identify your location and find out what is close to you.

Once 2GIS is installed, select the city you need to download the data. The application does not require Internet connection to operate with the directories and maps. Afterwards you can receive the most up-to-date information every month with just one tap using the built-in automatic update system.

Business listings are verified by 2GIS’s own call-center and ‘field teams’, who update the databases on a monthly basis. 2GIS maps are created by professional cartographers based on up-to-date satellite images and with regular on-site verification.

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HERE WeGo - City navigation
HERE WeGo - City navigation

HERE WeGo - City navigation


HERE WeGo is a free app that makes city navigation effortless. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance and information about every way of getting around, it's the only app you need to navigate the city.

Take your car, your bike or public transit to get to your destination. If you're in a hurry, call a cab or check options for car sharing. HERE WeGo has recommendations for all the ways to get around. Just compare and choose what's best for you.

HERE WeGo tells you everything about your journey before you head out. You can see the cost for public transit tickets and cab fares, find places to park and know about traffic delays for any drive.

On the move, HERE WeGo gets you to your destination with ease. Turn-by-turn voice guidance for drivers helps you stay stress-free behind the wheel. If you're walking or taking public transit, HERE WeGo guides you along every step and every transfer, just when you need it.

HERE WeGo shows you alternatives when delays are slowing others down. Live traffic and public transit information keep you in the know, so you have the flexibility to keep going no matter what happens. You can even download maps to your device, so HERE WeGo keeps working even where there's no network signal.

HERE WeGo offers public transit information for 1300+ cities including New York City/NYC, San Francisco/SF, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and many more. Get where you need to go on subway/metro/subway, bus, bike, train, trolley or ferry.

HERE WeGo has offline maps of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Australia and more than 100 other countries. Download the map you want and you're all set.

So where will you go? It's all up to you. Because whatever your destination and however you're travelling, HERE is how you get there.


Your feedback would be great, so please send your thoughts to [email protected]

(Just so you know, running GPS in the background for long periods can really decrease battery life. You can reduce your battery usage by saving maps to your phone ahead of time.)

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“MapOut saves the day by using a simple interface to draw routes, and check out elevation profiles… I’m pretty blown away by its capabilities.” – Alee from

Offline map covering the whole world for iPhone and iPad. Almost as beautiful as a paper map - but more versatile.
- For hikers: easy to read representation of the terrain, even in the most remote corners without Internet
- For cyclists: with cycling route network, speed and distance display
- For city travelers: city maps with tourist information
- For the connoisseur: simply beautiful map to look at

3D tilt view
- Tilt the device in any direction to get a better impression of the terrain. More information on

Search feature
- Search for places, streets, mountains, etc. No internet connection required.

Map material
- MapOut is based on the OpenStreetMap project, the “Wikipedia of Maps” - you can make corrections and additions yourself on The latest maps are delivered with periodic updates.
- Download your favorite regions - the maps are now viewable without an internet connection (offline map).

- Drawing: draw your own routes and waypoints directly on the map. Retouch existing tours and imported GPX files or let them directly snap to the road network.
- Import: with a free “” account you can send directions by email to your device. GPS-Tours can be found as gpx or kml files on many websites with tips for hiking or biking (e.g. on
Record: take recordings of your own tours and share them with friends.
Information: quick overview of each tour - length, altitude change, map section and route profile

Map view
- Fast map display (OpenGL accelerated)
- Step-free zoom, always a pixel-perfect map
- Topographical map with contour lines and shading
- Selectable overlays: bike/hike/ski routes, sightseeing, public transport

Find all answers to your questions in our user manual:

Continued use of GPS running in the background during recording can dramatically decrease battery life.

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (

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Communicate Wherever You Go

Now that you know where you're going, it's probably a good idea to know what you're saying. These apps give you tools to break through the language barrier and hopefully not have too many awkward moments. Some of them will even do the talking for you so that you don't have to worry about pronunciation. And if you're cool with just constantly holding up your phone to people so they know how many oranges you want or whatever, that will be a pretty handy feature.

Speak & Translate - Translator

When you need a free voice and text translator in your arsenal

Speak & Translate - Translator

For anyone who wants a free alternative for a voice and text translator.

With Speak & Translate, users can either speak out what they need to translate or just type it in. Either way, you'll be able to get translations quickly in over 100 languages and hold conversations for longer than ever before. It also makes use of iOS 10's Apple Speech Recognition Technology, so translations are faster than ever before when you dictate it. The app will speak the translated version back to you or write it out, and you can just show it to the other person who you're talking with. Translating has never been easier.

Why we love it

Translating can be a tough thing to do, but this app makes it super easy. And it's fast and free, what's not to like?

iTranslate Voice

Translate anything by speaking

iTranslate Voice

Over 40 languages and dialects

For anyone who wants to translate and learn a new language by speaking it.

With iTranslate Voice, users can speak directly into their phone and then hear themselves back in another language. The app currently supports 42 of the most commonly used languages from around the world, and it even features various dialects that are used. You can save frequently used phrases for reference later, and look up words and definitions without any extra hassle. It's a great way to translate and learn.

Why we love it

We love it because it's cool to hear yourself speak back in another language, and it's a much more intuitive way to learn.

Google Translate

Google comes in handy for anything, including translations

Google Translate

Translate as you type

For anyone who prefers to use Google for everything, including language translation.

Google Translate is a powerful option from Google themselves. With Google Translate, you can type in what you need translated and the app will get to work immediately. There is also offline access in case you are in another country without a data connection, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Other awesome features include handwriting mode, camera translator, and even a conversation mode so you can translate entire conversations without breaking a sweat.

Why we love it

Google provides great options for everyone, and their translation engine is top-notch. The app looks nice and is easy to use. It's handy to have while traveling.

Convert Currency

You should probably have an idea of how much money you'll need before you even go on the trip, but these apps will help you stay on top of fluctuating money markets during your travels. And you definitely want to make sure you're not paying too much for those oranges.

Currency converter - Simple

Currency converter - Simple

Davetech Co., Ltd.

Clear Currency could be the best currency app, downloaded and loved by millions, featured on App Store home page and USA Today Best Travel App. Clear currency can convert currencies in today widget and Safari browser. It offers interactive historical chart. It automatically updates/stores the latest exchange rates so it can work offline. Best currency app for both traveling and business.

Some cool features:
- Convert currencies within Safari browser.
- Convert as many Currencies as you want at same time
- Two useful today widgets, a currency converter and an exchange rate monitor
- Updates and stores currency exchange rates anytime
- 170+world currency and precious metals exchange rates
- Historical rate charts
- Colorful themes available
- Currency Converter on the Apple Watch

Voices from users:
"It is a nice iOS application since it's free and cute designed. For me it deserves a big WOW. Thanks to the developer. "
"Amazing app! It saved me throughout Eastern Europe the month of August... It is so easy and when you type in the Country money you can quickly, and easily see any, and all, countries you have installed at once! Just Love this app..."
"Great ! Simple to use ! I use it several times a day . It helps a lot ."
"I travel a lot and often use foreign currency in my trips. This app helps a lot when it comes to knowing what the stuff that I am going to buy really costs."

Help us making clear currency converter better simply by write a review.
If you want to make Clear Currency even better, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

xCurrency - Simple & Smart

xCurrency - Simple & Smart

Travel Tao, Ltd.

xCurrency, the simplest and the most convenient app for currency exchange.
Provides initiative features that just enough for your demand.

Enlightened by our own vast experiences of cross-border travels, for the first time, we combine exchange rate checking with currency calculation. With elegant and simple interface and solid inside, xCurrency will be a thoughtful helper when you travel, go shopping, live or study abroad.

Its uniqueness will be obviously presented in the very beginning: the extreme simple and elegant interface, the smart calculator, and the latest currency rate data that keeps updating timely. Apart from that, we also provide a professional and stylish function for checking historical rates for free. With a slight slide, you can switch the exchange rates information of more than 210 currencies. It is not only a professional currency checking master, but also a powerful currency calculator.

*** FEATURES ***
- Design of simplicity: just enough for your demands.
- Local currency: automatic local currency switching.
- Timely updating: automatically timely updates the latest currency price with network, and easy to check.
- Offline working: automatically updates, free to use without network.
- Currency switching: slide to the right to switch more than 210 currencies, including special currencies like bitcoin and gold.
- Historial rates: the best historical rates tool with elegant and efficient interface.
- Currency calculator: originate combination of exchange rates checking and calculation brings the extreme convenience.
- Data from various sources : offers currency rate from various sources, including the middle, buying and selling rate.
- Widget: Allows showing the exchange rates in the notification center.
- 3D Touch: press the app bottom to find a shortcut for currency checking.
- Spotlight Search: input the currency, the abbreviation of the currency, or the name of the country to search the exchange rates you want.

*** REVIEWS ***
"Well designed, intuitive and simple to use. I liked xCurrency a lot." - rdromao
"AMZ! xCurrency is a great all-in-one converter app. No need to go online for foreign exchange rate. All I need is with this great app." - Nerzki
"Just an awesome currency app. This app has made my life much easier and save a lot of money in trip." - Mark3645

For any feedback and suggestions, e-mail us at [email protected]

XE Currency

XE Currency Inc.

All the world's currencies at your fingertips! Since 2009, XE Currency been connecting the world through currency exchange by providing reliable exchange rates and charts for free. Trusted by millions worldwide, our *NEW* and improved app has everything you need when calculating foreign exchange rates with a refreshed and modern look.

Features include:

* Calculate prices with the currency converter
* Monitor up to 10 currencies of your choice
* Monitor the markets with immediate notification using XE Rate Alerts
* Access to every world currency and precious metal
* Easy-to-use calculator functionality
* Saves the last updated rates when offline
* Historical charts for any currency pair in the world
* Compare your provider's price to the mid-market rate
*Currency Profile shares facts about your favorite currency
* Market Analysis highlighting currency news everyday
* Customization for the frequency of rate updates
* Currency widget for at-a-glance views
* Sync capability with your Apple Watch

XE Currency does more than convert currencies. It's your go-to currency app for international travel, shopping, or personal and business use, providing you with the mid-market rate that acts as a benchmark to foreign exchange rate providers. We empower people to know more and do better… because behind every currency exchange, query, or transaction is a person trying to accomplish something important.

Have an idea to make XE Currency app better? Send us your feedback to [email protected]

Experiencing problems or issues with the app? Visit
Still need help? Please tell us by emailing [email protected]

AnyRate - Currency Converter

AnyRate - Currency Converter

Feng Mi

A minimalist design yet powerful currency app.

- Support 160+ currencies
- Historical exchange rates
- Real-time data provided by Yahoo Finance
- Detect local currency base on your current location
- Built-in calculator
- It still works when network is unavailable
- Support Apple Watch
- Support 3D Touch

1. Tap the base currency area to activate keyboard
2. Scroll the list to hide keyboard
3. Tap any currency on the list to set it as base currency
4. Tap and hold, and then drag to reorder
5. Swipe left to delete currency
6. Swipe left to view historical currency rates as well
7. Pull down to refresh
8. Swipe left/right on top currency area to delete last input

Other apps designed by us:
- AirLaunch: Launcher on notification center
- DataFlow: track your network data usage
- Fancydays: countdown your important days
- AnyRate: currency converter

Capture All Your Experiences

What are you planning on using to remember your trip? Your memory? No; you need a camera. And these apps are here to beef up the one that's already built into your phone. They'll help make your shots clearer, give you a boost when you're shooting in less than ideal lighting, and provide tools to help you shoot like a pro. They probably won't make your post-vacation slideshows any more interesting for the friends and family you subject to them, but that's more a failing of the format than the pictures themselves.

Enlight Quickshot

The only camera app you'll ever need

Enlight Quickshot

The camera that rotates with you

If you want to capture that perfect shot, Quickshot will point you in the right direction

I've been using Enlight for quite some time, moving over to Enlight 2 Photofox when it released. Because of the ease of use and plentiful features Lightricks includes in its apps, they've become my go-to choices for photo editing of all sorts. When I heard that Enlight Quickshot was coming out, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. This is what the Camera app within the iPhone really needs to be. If you want to capture that perfect shot, Quickshot will point you in the right direction. Not only does it include modes for taking HDR, fast-action, and normal photography, but Quickshot also includes a feature I hardly, if ever, see in a camera app. It automatically aligns your shot, using your iPhone's gyroscope sensors to determine whether you're tilting the handset to one side or the other. The Quickshot mode also provides automatic adjustments to lighting, and allows users to preview what a filter will look like before you ever snap the photo. Quickshot's Quickshot mode takes the hassle out of photo editing, letting you take perfect pictures every time.

Why we love it

Of course, sometimes you don't want to rely on Quickshot mode. You want an HDR image, or need to capture fast-moving action with the Strobe mode. When you edit your photos, you want ease of operations there, too. Enlight has become well-known for offering plenty of filters and adjustment controls, and Quickshot is no exception. Almost all of the filters come free with the app. There are filters for nature and urban settings, as well as portrait filters you can use. That's only the beginning. Other filter categories include summer, abstract, night, and black & white. You can enjoy professional-level editing without the hassle of learning all the terms and controls. You also have at your fingertips almost all of the power of the Enlight app itself, along with an excellent camera app. You can adjust brightness, exposure, depth, shadows, highlights, and more. Add more vibrance to your images, adjust the saturation, or change the temperature of the lighting. Full control over your images is included right there, so you can make that boring, drab but essential picture come to life. Here's the best part. Enlight Quickshot includes batch editing, so you can apply the same filter or settings to several photographs. Without a subscription, you're limited to batch editing just three photos, but with the subscription option you can also create your own personalized filters that you save for future use, while also being able to batch edit as many photos as you can tap.

Halide Camera

A groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography

Halide Camera

Thoughtfully and Deliberately Frame Your Photos

For photographers who want to truly step up their game

A premium camera for iPhone, Halide offers you all of the features you need without the cruft you don't want. It features full manual controls, including exposure, ISO, and white balance. A grid overlay with a built-in level helps you capture the perfect shot, and a live histogram is available on iPhone 6S and later for perfect exposure. The app also supports both RAW (iPhone 6S and later) and JPEG output, for the best quality shots. You use gestures to control your focus and exposure. You can also apply a grid overlay for help framing your shot.

Why we love it

The manual controls, operated by gestures, are great. You can fine-tune your shot as little or as much as you want, helping you to capture the perfect shot that truly reflects your photographic style. Being able to save photos in RAW format is definitely a boon, as are the other controls like white balance and ISO. You can also control whether or not your location is attached to the photograph, with a simple tap.

Know What Time It Is, No Matter Where

If you have any kind of schedule or itinerary on your travels, it's probably a good idea to know what time it is wherever you are. And if you're traveling or doing business between multiple countries or time zones, it becomes even more important. These apps will make sure you know what time it is wherever you are -- or need to be.

The Clocks: Alarm Clock, World Clock

The Clocks: Alarm Clock, World Clock

Meanterm Inc.

The Clocks: Alarm Clock, World Clock

For anyone looking for a simple world clock.

The Clocks offers very simple interfaces with three fundamental types of clocks. The world clock feature shows times of 6 places and supports more than 500 cities and countries.

Why we love it

If you simply want to know the time in any given place around the world.

Time Buddy - Easy Time Zones

Time Buddy - Easy Time Zones


Time Buddy - Easy Time Zones

For those looking for a virtual world clock.

World Time Buddy is a visual world clock, time zone converter and scheduler. Convert time with a quick glance down the column of hours. Pick good meeting times (look for light tiles, representing work/awake-hours). Select and share times by adding to your calendar, sending in email or copying the times to clipboard. Time Buddy also has a Widget to easily check current times and to do basic planning.