6 Travel Apps for a Seamless Journey

In today’s digital age, travel apps have become an indispensable tool for globetrotters. These handy applications have revolutionised the way we plan, navigate, and experience our journeys. Whether you’re a frequent traveller or embarking on your first adventure, having the right travel apps can make all the difference. As someone who is almost permanently travelling and planning whether it be for a research trip or the next new Untravelled Paths experience, here are 6 essential travel apps that I use when travelling independently.


This is my go to app, whether it’s check the easiest way to get from Bucharest to Cape Town or simply to find the quickest route across London to my sister’s house, I’ll use this! The Rome2rio app is a must-have for any traveller. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive search options, planning your trip has never been easier. The app provides detailed itineraries, showing you the best routes and transportation options from point A to point B. It even includes estimated costs and travel times. Whether you’re exploring a new city or embarking on a cross-country adventure, the Rome2rio app is your ultimate travel companion. Say goodbye to the stress of planning and hello to seamless travel experiences.

Sky Scanner

The Sky scanner app is a game-changer for regular flyers. With its intuitive design and powerful search engine, finding the best flight deals has never been easier. The app allows you to compare prices from various airlines and offers real-time updates on available seats. It even provides helpful features like price alerts and flexible date searches, ensuring you get the best value for your money. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or a first-time traveller, the Sky scanner app is a must-have for hassle-free flight bookings. I love the “Everywhere” function which allows you to compare the cost of flights to all locations. I also use it for car rental search engine very comprehensive and offers great value.

Google Maps

Logistics, not everyone’s cup of tea but essential for making the most of your time when travelling and ensuring you have the balance required to enjoy yourself. This app provides accurate directions, real-time traffic updates, and public transportation information for destinations worldwide. With features like Street View and Explore, you can discover nearby attractions, restaurants, and landmarks. Google Maps also offers offline maps, allowing you to navigate even without an internet connection, making it an essential companion for exploring new places.


The booking.com app is a traveler’s dream come true. With its extensive database of accommodations worldwide, finding the perfect place to stay has never been easier. The app’s user-friendly interface allows you to filter search results based on your preferences, from location to amenities. It even offers exclusive deals and discounts for app users. With instant booking and secure payment options, the booking.com app takes the stress out of finding and reserving accommodations. Whether you’re planning a solo adventure or a family holiday, this app is a must-have for seamless travel planning. Make sure you ultilise the filters as it makes searching so much easier – budget, private bathroom, 1 km from the centre, breakfast included, review score 9+ and my personal favourite feature… free cancellation.


The revolut is the epitome of the modern day traveller so it don’t have one, order one now! Mine is almost as important as my phone – see above image for proof of usage! With its sleek design and user-friendly interface, it offers a seamless experience for managing finances abroad. The app allows users to easily exchange currencies at competitive rates, track expenses in real-time, and make secure payments with a virtual card. Additionally, the app provides valuable features like budgeting tools and instant notifications for transactions. Overall, Revolut is a must-have app for globetrotters looking for convenience and control over their finances while travelling.


Duolingo is an excellent language learning app that is like having your best linguist mate with you at all times. Whether you want to learn a few basic phrases or become fluent in a new language, Duolingo offers interactive lessons that are both fun and effective. With its bite-sized exercises and gamified approach, you can brush up on your language skills while waiting for your flight or during your commute. Speaking a few words in the local language can significantly enhance your travel experience and help you connect with the locals.

So these are the apps I use when researching countries, so you don’t have to! From organising travel itineraries to navigating unfamiliar territories and learning new languages, these travel apps mentioned above can enhance your travel experience and make your adventures more seamless. So, if you embark on adventure independent of Untravelled Paths, make sure to download these essential travel apps and unlock a world of convenience and possibilities at your fingertips. Bon voyage!

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Written by James Chisnall