Generation X and those even older remember a time when a traveller had to rely on an agent, their own research, or blind luck to find the route best travelled, book a hotel or flight, or find the best food and other amenities.

Now, no one has to spend hours researching or trust that the road map will guide you the right way. The best travel information rests at your fingertips, no further than your mobile phone. An explosion of road trip apps have emerged to try to take the guesswork out of planning your adventure.

Here are our picks for the best road trip apps…


Best Cheap Flight App: Hopper

Many are after the best deals on flights or lodging on their own timetable. Others prefer to find the best deal possible at any given time and plan their trip around it. For those in the latter category, Hopper can provide outstanding savings opportunities through its travel app.

Hopper, can tell you how to find the best deals, it “predicts prices and helps you book your flights and hotels at the right time, saving you up to 40%”. The travel app will also tell you when the best deals will take place within the next year. On top of the potential savings, the service comes at absolutely no cost.


Best Trip Planning App: Australian Tourism 360

Are you planning a trip around Australia? This is more than a simple trip planner app. The officia