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12 Best Travel & Holiday iPad Apps

1. FlightTrack Pro – Live Flight Status Tracker by Mobiata By Ben Kazez

The best flight tracking app out there! Import flight data automatically from any airline confirmation email and get push alerts with real-time changes to your flight. Get real-time flight itinerary updates, and beautiful, zoomable maps that even work offline. FlightTrack Pro has everything you need to stay on top of your trip.

FlightTrack Pro – Live Flight Status Tracker by Mobiata By Ben Kazez

2. Urbanspoon for iPad By Urbanspoon

Can’t decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can help. Specifically designed for the iPad, Urbanspoon can show you all the restaurants in your city at the same time. You’ve never seen anything like it.

Urbanspoon for iPad By Urbanspoon

Truphone for iPad By Truphone

3. Truphone for iPad By Truphone

Truphone keeps you in touch with the people that matter to you with FREE Wi-Fi & 3G calls, instant messaging and great savings on international calls to mobiles and landlines anywhere in the world.

There are no contracts with Truphone. We’ll even give you free call credit to get started!


  • FREE Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi calls to Truphone, Skype and GTalk users
  • Low cost calls to any local or international number
  • Search Truphone’s directory to find and add friends easily
  • Chat to friends using Truphone IM on Facebook, Skype, MSN, GTalk & AIM
  • Send and receive SMS’s, including group SMS’s, to your TruFriends and phone contacts
  • Get FREE voicemail with push notifications
  • Works anywhere, even when not in Wi-Fi (3G model only)
  • Works with iOS4. Calls carry on in the background.
  • Thank you for your continued use of Truphone.

4. Lonely Planet Travel Guides By Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd

Start your Lonely Planet app library by downloading the Lonely Planet Travel Guides app that can store your Lonely Planet City Guides and Phrasebooks in a single application. Each time you travel to a new destination, browse our current list of more than 75 titles available through this application and download the City Guides and Phrasebooks you need to make travel that little bit easier.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

5.  Travel + Leisure By American Express Publishing

TRAVEL + LEISURE, the world’s leading travel magazine, puts the world at your fingertips with exclusive video guides from top creative minds and travel experts, plus bonus photo galleries and slideshows of the magazine’s award-winning photography. You’ll also find the best of the print magazine, trip tips, booking and buying links, audio reviews, a music playlist sampler, and much more—all the tools you need to get you where you want to go.

6. XE Currency for iPad By Inc

Convert 180+ currencies on the go with the XE Currency converter by – the world’s favorite currency site. The iPhone version of this app is so popular, it’s been downloaded over one million times. This currency calculator is simple, powerful, and best of all, FREE!

7. The Weather Channel Max for iPad By The Weather Channel Interactive

The Weather Channel Max for iPad delivers in-depth weather, innovative maps, a robust video library, plus so much more.

The Weather Channel Max for iPad By The Weather Channel Interactive

8. KAYAK HD – Flights, Hotels, Explore By

KAYAK HD brings you the best travel shopping experience for iPad. Find flights with a fast, touchable, responsive UI. Explore the hotels of a city, including prices, location, amenities, reviews and hundreds of thousands of photos. Plan your dream vacation with Explore, a feature that shows you where you can fly given your budget.

KAYAK HD - Flights, Hotels, Explore By kayak.com9. foursquare By foursquare

foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards.

While on the go, you can easily tell friends where you are, share pictures, get their comments (“I’m right around the corner, I’ll stop by to say hello”), and get insider tips (“order the Lobster Ravioli; it’s the best dish by far.”). Tons of places offer discounts and freebies to foursquare users, and you earn points and badges for doing the things you love.

10.  Couch Traveler HD: Earth Explorer By Shroomies

Couch Traveler HD allows you to travel the globe and see popular landmarks without draining your pocket book. This app uses beautiful satellite pictures that can be enjoyed on the your iPad! So if you would like to visit the Eiffel Tower simply click on the appropriate category to see it in glorious detail. Zoom in and out with your fingers and move around the map (even challenge yourself to try and find the Eiffel Tower on your own). You can then find a direct link to Wikipedia to learn about the landmark that you have just visited. Be more informed about the world around you and have fun at the same time.

11. UpNext 3D Cities By UpNext

Maps redefined. Fully searchable, tappable, beautiful maps. Available in full 3D for New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, and Austin — with more cities coming soon. Watch our demo video here:

12. 1000 Ultimate Experiences By Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd

Inspire your next trip with Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences – our top recommended experiences showcased through beautiful images and insights from our leading travel authors.  Our app brings together all of the recommendations from our bestselling book “1000 Ultimate Experiences,” in an iPad-friendly package. It lets you swipe, flick and thumb your way through cards with the top 1000 ideas, places and activities to showcase what’s waiting for you on the road!

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