Having a smartphone makes it easier than ever to compare flights, develop your itinerary, and hit the best spots while you’re out and about on your next vacation.

Here are the top five general travel apps to download before you hit the road or the skies…

5. RoadTrippers

If you’re planning a driving excursion for your next vacation, this awesome app not only shows you restaurants, cafes, and other points of interest along the way, but also makes sure you find the cheapest gas en route. In addition to iOS and Android apps, RoadTrippers features 48-hour travel guides and more great content.

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4. Adioso

Need inspiration? Adioso is a free app that allows you to browse airfares either by budget along¬†continent, country, region, or type of trip to help you find rock-bottom flight prices. You can also search the site’s Wanderlists, which give you sample trips based on specific criteria such as art lovers or outdoor adventurers.

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3. RometoRio

If you’re planning a jaunt with several destinations, this smart app will show you the most economical way to get there, whether it’s by bike, on foot, or with a transcontinental flight.

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2. Hipcamp

This relatively new app allows you to find the perfect campsite anywhere in the world, featuring not only state and national parks but also private land that’s been offered up for camping by the owners. Ideal for the outdoor lover looking for somewhere new to explore.

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1. Adventurely

Solo travelers can use this app to meet up with other solo travelers or groups for excursions and events. While it’s currently only in NYC, Adventurely plans to expand to more American cities very¬†soon!

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And our favorites (while not new) but so these are so very essential: