If you or a friend vacation or travel extensively, then knowing what the best iPhone apps are for travelers will make your excursions more enjoyable. Here is a list of some of the most popular.

Best iPhone Apps are for Travelers

TripIt is available at the Apple App store for either free or $0.99 for the premium version. It is considered to be a must have app for organizing all of your travel plans. The pro version has notifications, will track frequent flier miles and do pretty much everything else you can think of to help your trip go as pleasantly as possible. If you don’t want to enter all of your plans into the app, you can use the provided email address to forward your plans and this email address will auto fill everything for you in the app to save you the time and aggravation.

Packing Pro costs $2.99 and helps you make sure that everything you need to bring on your trip is packed up and ready to go by helping you create lists and offer tips on what to pack first. This app has full iCloud capability, so you can access it with any internet capable device.

If you don’t like hotels, you will like the free Dwellable app. This app helps you find houses or condos that you can rent in most major cities such as Palm Springs, New York, Vail and others. There are reservation calendars so you can see what is available and contact information of different properties so you can contact the property manager to plan your trip or ask questions.

If you do like hotels, then Hotel Tonight, which is a free app is a great one to download. This app has more than 80 destinations in 12 countries to help you find deals on hotel rooms even if you are looking to check in right away and it is late at night. The app will allow you to extend a stay at a hotel you are currently at as well as help you find the best deals on other hotels.

Travel Channel Layover Guide is another free app and if you have ever heard of the Travel Channel, then you should know that this is a great app to have. It is designed to help you stay entertained through layovers by giving you information about the favorite local hot spots, restaurants, and attractions. These are typically not the big tourist attractions, more off the beaten path so you can find local music shows and other types of activities.

Another city specific app that is also free is Fodor’s City Guides. This app is great if you are traveling abroad and want to check out the local culture.

The AirPorts app is free to download and helps you check flight statuses and view the layouts of the airports you are going to so you can acclimate yourself before you get there to know information such as where the bathrooms are or Wi-Fi spots are.

The Pixter Scanner app costs $1.99 and is well worth it if you are traveling in a country where you aren’t fluent in the language because it will translate for you. All you have to do is take a picture of what you want to have translated and the app will display it to you in the language of your choice.