Exploring the world just got easier with Google Trips. Get activity suggestions based on what’s nearby, customizeable day plans, and your travel reservations from Gmail. Google Trips is even available offline, so you’ll always have your info when you need it.
For several hundred of the world’s top places, find popular day plans organized on a map that you can customize based on your interests and available time.
AUTOMATIC TRIP ORGANIZATION
Your travel reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organized into individual trips. Each trip contains day plans, things to do, food and drink suggestions, and more.
NEARBY THINGS TO DO
Find out when you’re near popular attractions (and whether they’re open) as well as reviews and ratings from other travelers. Every trip contains ideas for things to do automatically organized into useful categories like Nearby, Top Spots, and Indoors or Outdoors. For many of the world’s top places, you’ll get curated local suggestions and travel tips.
See your flight, hotel, rental car, and restaurant bookings in one place without having to search for them individually.
No Internet? No problem. Google Trips is available offline, so you’ll always have access to your info.
• Location: used to customize attraction suggestions such as “Nearby” and “Now” as well as for calculating the distance of attractions to the user.
• Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent All-in-One Travel Tool
I don’t normally write app reviews, but I’m enjoying Google Trips too much to ignore suggesting it to others. The app is extremely easy to use. I particularly like that it automatically adds reservations into my trips. This allows me to see everything in one spot, which is particularly helpful when I have a multi leg trip (island hopping in Hawaii for example). The rest of the features, like things to do, food, etc. are all well done but pretty basic. I plan to use the app to keep track of the items I’ve marked as “want to go.” That way I can have a very loose plan for the day and then when I want to do something, go eat for example, I can quickly see if there is something nearby on my list. I also like that I can download cities or locations so I can access everything offline. Even with Verizon I sometimes do not have consistent cellular coverage and offline information is key.
Not for non-vacation travelers
I’ve only installed the app for about ten minutes so bear in mind I haven’t tried many of the features. For vacation planning, it might be okay. But for someone traveling regularly to familiar cities (not just for business), there are far two many distractions.
There are far too many clicks involved to see itinerary details. This is essentially why I won’t continue looking at the app. I love the Trips feature built into Google Inbox and thought this would be an extension of that but Google Inbox actually provides a better view of the itinerary than Trips. And both pale in comparison to TripIt which this app inspired me to revisit after relying on Inbox only for the last year or so. Maybe if this were called Google Vacations I’d be less disappointed. But it’s been nice reviewing my old trips in TripIt because of this app so I can’t fault it too much.
Oh Google, so hopeful...
I downloaded this app thinking that with Google’s exhaustive database of maps and other information, I could put together a detailed “daily plan” of sites-to-see and places to stay for my upcoming trip, but it just falls short.
Maybe 15-30 minutes into the app and I’ve already noticed...
- It gathers travel information (flights, accommodations, etc.) from your emails for you and consolidates it into a single “trip”
- Using the Search, you can find detailed information about specific sites, including hours of operation, reviews, etc.
- You can save these things-to-do for future reference
- Day Plan uses a “magic wand” button to put together a -random- itinerary of places to see and you have basically can’t choose where you’re going
- Doesn’t allow you to create a plan from your own personal points of interest, e.g. you can’t choose a hotel as your start point or some other landmark as your next destination
- Just not user-friendly or intuitive
I’m normally a fan of Google products/services, and this app has a great database and means of consolidating your personal travel info, but without the ability to create and customize your own personal itineraries from this information, you really can’t “plan” anything. You’re better off “Googling” places and planning the rest of your trip on travel apps like Sygic or TripIt. I wanna give it to you Google, but I just can’t (I will if you can fix it)!
- Google LLC
- 105.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Google Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.