Traveling to Europe can be great fun – there’s a lot of history and culture for you to discover there – but it’s not necessarily easy, especially if you’ve never been there before. Fortunately, your iPhone can act as your guide, help you find your way easily.
Here are some travel apps you’ll want on your iPhone before packing your bag and flying to Europe.
Lonely Planet – $5.99 (City Guide Price)
A complete travel guide, Lonely Planet helps you not only find your way through Europe, but also understand destinations and their peoples. All travel guides should do that, right? With this app you can navigate faster, and see fantastic places that otherwise you might have missed on your own.
iRail European Rail Timetables – Free
Most of Europe has an extensive train service, fast and punctual. Traveling by train instead of by plane can be a lot more fun – not only you get to see better vistas, but you can also meet interesting people. To avoid any confusion with train tables, just grab iRail European Rail Timetables for the iPhone. It will help you find the best routes.
Airline Seat Guide – $1.99
Featuring hundreds of airlines from Europe, this app helps you find the best and cheapest seats for flights to and out of Europe. If you don’t use an app of this kind you might end up spending hundreds of dollars more for airplane flights than you should. Simple and neat, it works like a charm.
HostelWorld – Free
If you prefer hostels to hotels when travelling abroad, you shouldn’t miss HostelWorld, a free hostel locator. To find the best hostels for your travels, enter the city you’ll visit, length of stay, and accommodation desired, and you’ll be treated to a comprehensive list of hostels. Results are sorted by rating, price, or availability.
Babelingo – $1.99
If you’re travelling to Central or Eastern Europe, you’ll need to know a bit of the local languages to find your way around. This app can translate hundreds of useful phrases for travellers into 11 languages, including German and Russian.
XE Currency – Free
Having a currency converter on your iPhone when travelling aboard is a must, and XE Currency is one of the best that you can get. It works with the Euro, the Pound, the Swiss franc, and all the other currencies you might encounter in your European travels.
Free WiFi Finder – Free
This app lets you find the closest WiFi hotspot, helping you avoid spending hundreds of dollars in data roaming charges. Accurate and up to date, this app helps you find WiFi hotspots more effectively that you could ever do it on your own. Make sure you grab this app before you go traveling.