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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 1.13.4

This update takes another swing at fixing an issue some users were experiencing that prevented them from being able to download and open city guides. If you saw an alert that said something like "Database query failed with error: no such table", then this fix is for you!

Our apologies for any frustration this may have caused. If you continue to see issues like these, please tap the "Report Issue" button that appears in the error alert and we'll work with you to get things sorted out.

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

Keep traveling!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
489 Ratings
489 Ratings

Editors' Notes

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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.

mockinnit ,

Great app but

Would really recommend this app. A really good way to get round a city and get a great overview of what to see.

There are two bugs which need to be addressed though. The app needs restarting quite often as either map icons disappear and won’t return or the icon details will not appear. The second issue is the GPS icon has stop showing the compass direction and doesn’t always update.

Please fix these issues to return this app to great!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for letting us know about this, mockinnit! Our team is looking into the bugs you mentioned and we hope to be able to have a fix in place soon. Please keep an eye out for updates to the app.

Editors' Notes

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