Get to the heart of a destination with Guides by Lonely Planet. Packed with offline maps, must-see sights, neighborhood guides and 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 219 cities, with more to come soon: Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Agra, Akureyri, Amman, Amsterdam, and Savannah, Ankara, Antalya, Antigua, Antwerp, Athens, Atlanta, Auckland, Austin, Avignon, Banff Town, Bangkok, Barcelona, Běijīng, Beirut, Belfast, Belgrade, Belize City, Bengaluru, Berlin, Bilbao, Bishek, Bogotá, Bologna, Bordeaux, Boston, Bratislava, Bruges, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Busan, Byron Bay, 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, DC, Delhi, Denver, Dhaka, Dubai, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Évora, Florence, Frankfurt am Main, Fremantle, Fukuoka, Geneva, George Town, Ghent, Glasgow, Göreme, Granada, Graz, 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, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Luang Prabang, Luxor, 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, Osaka, Oslo, Ottawa, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Panama City, Paris, Perth, Philadelphia, Phnom Penh, Portland, Porto, Prague, Puerto Vallarta, Québec City, Reykjavík, Richmond, Rīga, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Salzburg, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, San Salvador, San Sebastián, Santa Barbara, Santiago, Sarajevo, Seattle, Seoul, Seville, Shànghǎi, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sofia, Split, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Suva, Sydney, Syracuse, Tainan, Taipei, Tallinn, Tangier, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Tokyo, Toronto, Ulaanbaatar, Valencia, Vancouver, Varanasi, Venice, Victoria, Vienna, Vientiane, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington, Wellington, Xī'ān, Yangon, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zürich
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Ratings and Reviews
Paris, Tokyo, Cape Town, Buenos Aires—Lonely Planet’s travel guides cover an incredible range of cities worldwide. The publisher’s awesome app offers dozens of guides free, and they’re all crammed full of insider knowledge and trustworthy tips. Get the expert lowdown on local hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and highlights every visitor should know about. Learning about attractions near your current location is super-handy, and the offline maps are detailed and easy to use.
Very good content, UX can be improved
I really love this app. Lonely planet has such great content and I constantly find myself going to places that are not filled with tourists but where locals actually hang out. There are excellent off the beaten path places and wonderful food options. For that I’m eternally grateful! The only complaint I have is for the map functionality - since I constantly struggle with data when I travel, I always download the offline map, and that’s when it gets tricky. Sometimes the map doesn’t respond until much later, sometimes it crashes the app, and more frustrating is when it doesn’t tell me which direction I’m headed. I use this offline map called Planet Earth to supplement when I navigate offline which have worked out fine. But it would be so much better if the Lonely Planet app can nail that aspect too. Thank you for the hard work and I am a huge fan!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review! We're grateful to hear that you enjoy Lonely Planet's content, and we're sorry that you're having issues with the maps. We'd love to better understand the exact issues you're seeing so that we can be sure to resolve them.
If you could send us an email to AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com to give us some more detail, we'd love to get your issue fully resolved.
I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world and I’ve used another pocket size book/guide (won’t mention name) and I love every bit of it, before my trip, during my trip and even after. However they didn’t have the book I needed for my next trip (Japan). My local Barnes and noble recommend Lonely Planet and so far I’m impressed. I leave in a few weeks and I’m feeling confident about having the book and app for my trip. Any questions that I may have had, lonely planet has answered already. Questions that I didn’t even think about they already answered. Thank you!
Developer Response ,
We're happy to help, RePhSt. Have a great time in Japan!
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- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
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