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Get to the heart of a destination with Guides by Lonely Planet. Packed with offline maps, must-see sights, neighborhood guides, audio phrasebooks and backed by advice from on-the-ground experts, our city guides are the ultimate resource before and during a trip.

With a currency converter, neighborhood guides, transport info, and 'near me' functionality, Guides is a trustworthy travel companion that will help you make the most of your experience.

• Explore city guides curated by our experts
• Navigate with easy-to-use offline maps
• Discover a city's Must see sights, or dig deeper with collections
• Speak like a local with phrasebooks in 18 languages
• Get into and around the city with transport info
• Uncover the vibe that's right for you with neighborhood guides
• Save places with simple bookmarking
• Find the perfect activity with powerful filtering
• Travel confidently with essential tips

Our writers live and breathe each city they visit, reviewing every place that makes it into our carefully curated guides.

This version of Guides includes the following 243 cities, with more to come soon: Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Agra, Akureyri, Alghero, Amman, Amsterdam, Ankara, Antalya, Antigua, Antwerp, Astana, Athens, Atlanta, Auckland, Austin, Avignon, Baltimore, Banff Town, Bangkok, Barcelona, Běijīng, Beirut, Belfast, Belgrade, Belize City, Bengaluru, Berlin, Bilbao, Bishkek, Bogotá, Bologna, Bordeaux, Boston, Bratislava, Brisbane, Bruges, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Busan, Byron Bay, Cagliari, Cairns, Cairo, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Cardiff, Catania, Cebu City, Chandigarh, Charleston, Chéngdū, Chiang Mai, Chicago, Chişinău, Cincinnati, Cluj-Napoca, Coimbra, Colombo, Copenhagen, Dakar, Darjeeling, Darwin, Delhi, Denver, Dhaka, Dubai, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Évora, Fez, Florence, Frankfurt am Main, Fremantle, Fukuoka, Geneva, Genoa, George Town, Ghent, Glasgow, Göreme, Granada, Graz, Guǎngzhōu, Guatemala City, Haifa, Halifax, Hamburg, Hángzhōu, Hanoi, Havana, Helsinki, Hilo, Hiroshima, Ho Chi Minh City, Hobart, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Hyderabad, Innsbruck, Istanbul, İzmir, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kaohsiung, Kathmandu, Kochi (Cochin), Kolkata, Kraków, Kuala Lumpur, Kuta & Legian, Kyiv, Kyoto, Lahaina, Las Vegas, Leh, Lihu'e, Lima, Lisbon, Liverpool, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Luang Prabang, Luxembourg City, Luxor, Macau, Madrid, Managua, Manila, Maputo, Marrakesh, Marseille, Melaka City, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Montréal, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nagasaki, Naples, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Nice, Novi Sad, Oakland, Osaka, Oslo, Ottawa, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Panama City, Paris, Perth, Perugia, Philadelphia, Phnom Penh, Pittsburgh, Portland, Porto, Prague, Puerto Vallarta, Québec City, Queenstown, Reykjavík, Richmond, Rīga, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Salzburg, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, San Salvador, San Sebastián, Santa Barbara, Santiago, Sarajevo, Savannah, Seattle, Seoul, Seville, Shànghǎi, Shēnzhèn, Siem Reap, Siena, Singapore, Sofia, Sorrento, Split, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Suva, Sydney, Syracuse, Tainan, Taipei, Tallinn, Tangier, Tashkent, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Tokyo, Toronto, Trieste, Turin, Ulaanbaatar, Valencia, Valletta, Vancouver, Varanasi, Venice, Victoria, Vienna, Vientiane, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington DC, Wellington, Xī'ān, Yangon, Yerevan, Zadar, Zagreb, Zürich

Questions? Feedback? We're always listening at AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com

Happy travels!

What’s New

Version 1.14.2

NEW IN 1.14.2:

This update includes some improvements to our city guide download process that should make for speedier downloads.

Like every update, this version of Guides also provides some performance improvements & bug fixes.

Questions? Comments? We're always listening at AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com.

NEW IN 1.14.0:

Hallo, Buongiorno, 你好, Bonjour, & Hola!

This update adds experimental support for machine translating our Lonely Planet reviews for Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, and Activities! To try it out, set your device's language to one of the languages listed below, then go to any Point of Interest, Neighborhood, or Activity in the app and tap the blue bar at the top of the page. Note that the translation bar will not appear if your device language is set to English.

The app performs these translations using an automated translation service. We would love to know whether you find these translations valuable. You can leave feedback on any translation by using the button labelled "Report Issue" near the bottom of the page.

We're currently supporting the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

Like every update, this version of Guides also provides some performance improvements & bug fixes.

Questions? Comments? We're always listening at AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
683 Ratings

683 Ratings

limity1603 ,

Generous app with treasure trove of features

I am absolutely in love with this app, and am incredibly grateful to have it as a travel companion.

The surface level is quite straightforward, giving you quick access to well curated lists of things to do and see with useful descriptions of the attractions.

Dig a little deeper, and you will discover the ‘Neighbourhoods’ section (great for planning visiting sights that are near to each other), as well as a handy money conversion tool as well of lists of what you should expect to pay for different activities on different budgets. And much more...!

From what I can tell, the descriptions are lifted from the Lonely Planet Pocket Guides physical books, so to provide this all for free is very generous. There are no ads. However there is a phrasebook that you can buy for many different languages. But guess what - the most useful basically phrases are provided for free anyway!

If there was one thing I personally would like to see added in future - I notice many sights are tagged with ‘Top Choice’, ‘Popular’ or similar. These are really useful - I wonder if it would be possible to do a filtered search for these keywords?

Many thanks to the team. Being a solo traveller, this app is incredibly valuable to me!

Developer Response ,

We're glad you like the Guides app, limity1603! Thanks for the suggestion. We'll pass it on to our team.

quacksT ,

Perfect guide when out and about

I used this in conjunction with the guide book itself for traveling to Barcelona and found it very helpful when I was out. The “nearby” function is fantastic to find somewhere to stop for refreshments rather than just taking pot luck. Then it also tells you what other sights are near for when you are ready to go again plus exactly how far away they are from your current position. This allows a much more spontaneous approach to the day rather than having to keep trying to find the right page in the guidebook then wrestling with the maps.
I love pouring through the book to make plans and consider my trip as a whole but the app really helps to make the trip more fluid.
The app is also great for flicking through and deciding on your next holiday destination since you can get a feel for a city before committing to buying the book.
It’s free too! Which is very generous since you could manage without the guidebook at all.
My only comment would be, as previous reviewers have said, to be able to add a search function, particularly for top choices, would be really helpful.
Great app thanks Lonely Planet!

Developer Response ,

We're glad we could help you explore Barcelona, quacksT. We've got a few different search functions in the Guides app. From the main page, you can search by city or country to find guides to download. Once you've downloaded and opened a city, there's a search function at the top where you can search for specific places or categories within that city. Most cities also have a curated collection of top experiences. If you've got any other feedback or suggestions, you can contact us at AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com or through the in-app support (Settings, Help and support). Happy travels!

Jopub99 ,

Phrasebook poor compared to Fast Talk

Coming from fast talk the phrasebook part of this app is nowhere near as good as the original app. I know this app is more comprehensive overall, but it seems to be an “all things, master of none.” Things missing; adding favourites to save going through every sub menu to review a few useful phrases; individual word pronouncements was very useful when trying to work out where one word ended and another began. It was nice to get the app free as I had already purchased the 5 languages Fast Talk. Trying Greek on the new app is hard work. Thanks

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback, Jopub. We'll pass it on to our team.


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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
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