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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
583 Ratings
583 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.

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.

Himynameisseb ,

Can’t fault it

Nice to use, a lot of useful information. Great to have a quick read before you go.

You can download the guides so it doesn’t matter if you have no data. The map can also guide you without data using your gps if you don’t have the area downloaded on your google maps app.

Developer Response ,

Cheers Seb!


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