Even once you have a destination in mind, the logistics of figuring out how to plan your trip can be a little stressful, right? There鈥檚 a lot of grunt聽work in figuring out how to make everything happen. You鈥檝e got to book your flights, figure out where to stay, determine if you need additional modes of transportation, and find cool sites to see and places to eat. On top of all of that聽are that pesky thoughts that pop up while planning: Am I getting the best deal? Should I be checking out something else? Luckily, there are聽many apps to help us with all聽of the above! We鈥檝e compiled our favorites to help you research or plan your next trip.

1.聽Hopper: This is a must-have app聽for getting the best flight deals. Basically, Hopper allows you to set alerts for destinations and will聽notify you when prices on flights change. You can pick specific travel dates or check out its heat mapped calendar聽view to find cheaper travel. Thanks to its prediction algorithm, Hopper will also tell you to 鈥淲ait鈥 or 鈥淏uy Now鈥 depending on how聽prices are likely to聽change in the near future.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

2.聽HotelTonight:聽This app is a great option if you鈥檙e looking for聽price breaks on hotels. Just type in your destination (it鈥檚 not in all cities right now) and check out an assortment of聽popular local hotels at awesome rates. One thing to note: There鈥檚 a timing factor聽that you need to be mindful of when using the app. It can give you hotel deals about聽100 days out from the present date. So it鈥檚 best to start using the app聽about four months before聽your trip, then just keep watching it until you find a deal that works for you!

DL It: Free on聽Android聽and聽iOS

3.聽Roadtrippers:聽As you probably guessed from the name, Roadtrippers is a great site (and app!) to use when planning out a road trip. The interface聽has a really visual focus, making destination-to-destination mapping super-easy. Plus, you can tell the map to pinpoint things like accommodations, attractions, points of interest, or vacation rentals, and it will map them along with your route.聽Pretty cool!

DL It: Free on聽Android聽and聽iOS

4.聽Airfarewatchdog: This聽website is a hidden gem聽with some great聽travel deals. Just the other day, we saw a $400 RT flight to Paris! The best way to use it is to set alerts on places you鈥檙e interested in traveling to. Then just sit back, relax, and review your daily email of travel deals based on your selected destinations. You鈥檒l get a price point, along with details on how聽the flight was found, including the airline, search details, and dates available.

5.聽Airbnb: Now that you鈥檝e got the cities you want to visit, head to Airbnb to find a place to stay. It鈥檚 a great option if you鈥檙e looking for something unique and don鈥檛 want to go the hotel route. What even frequent bookers might not know is that you can also find unique things to do while you鈥檙e traveling. Just check out the 鈥Experiences鈥 section, where you can find classes, workshops, tours, hikes, and more!

DL It: Free on聽Android聽and聽iOS

6.聽Kayak:聽This one is probably a given, but if you鈥檝e never used Kayak, it鈥檚 a travel deal聽site where you can not only book flights but聽also find awesome car rentals and hotel deals. The big plus to it is that it鈥檚 connected to Booking.com and Priceline, so you really feel like you鈥檙e getting the best deal聽without having to shop around.

DL It: Free on聽Android聽and聽iOS

7.聽Tripadvisor:聽This is a great resource when you need聽a boost in confidence before booking a hotel, since you can鈥檛 always go off of hotel ratings. It鈥檚 the worst when you鈥檙e聽staying at what should be a nice place, only to find out that the walls are thin and you鈥檙e stuck with noisy neighbors. Reviewing guest comments and feedback ahead of time is super-important: You鈥檒l not only be able to get an idea of what your experience will be like, but you can find all kinds of helpful tips聽from other guests as well.

DL It: Free on聽Android聽and聽iOS

8.聽CheapAir: I know, I know, we鈥檙e giving you a lot of travel deal sites, but聽there鈥檚 no such thing as too many resources when you鈥檙e聽trying to find the best fares. What we love most about聽CheapAir is its simple interface and Flexible Dates feature. Results show up as a simple scroll that shows final price, valid travel dates for that price, and which airline you鈥檒l be on. Plus, if you鈥檙e planning a trip in advance, another nice feature is their When to Buy Flights聽page, which shows you how many days in advance you should聽buy a ticket to聽ensure the best fare.

Now that you have your arsenal of apps and sites to help you plan your next trip鈥 where to? Tweet us your upcoming destinations @BritandCo!

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