iPhone Screenshots


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

Happy travels!

What's New

Version 1.8.1

Introducing Bookable Tours & Activities! You can now find and book skip-the-line tickets, walking tours, sightseeing cruises and much more for cities all over the world from right within Guides. Grab tickets to a Broadway musical in NYC, see where the locals get their Bun Bo Nam Bo in Hanoi's Old Quarter, or take in an evening of Robot Cabaret in Tokyo. With thousands of options to choose from, you'll be sure to find the perfect activity for you.

This update also adds guides to Astana, Atlanta, Baltimore, Haifa, Pittsburgh, Savannah, and Tashkent, and significantly updates these other cities:

* Abu Dhabi
* Adelaide
* Amsterdam
* Athens
* Avignon
* Belgrade
* Berlin
* Bogotá
* Bordeaux
* Boston
* Brussels
* Budapest
* Bucharest
* Canberra
* Dubai
* Dubrovnik
* Edinburgh
* Glasgow
* Hamburg
* Havana
* Jerusalem
* Kyiv
* Lima
* Lisbon
* Marrakesh
* Marseille
* Milan
* Moscow
* Munich
* Nice
* Panama City
* Paris
* Porto
* Rio de Janeiro
* Sofia
* St Petersburg
* Strasbourg
* Tel Aviv
* Vienna
* Zagreb
* Zurich

Finally, like every update, this version provides bug fixes and performance improvements.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

677 Ratings

677 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

Helpful App for Any Traveler


This app is fantastic for anyone planning for a trip or just winging it in a new city. It contains plenty of helpful information so you don’t need to lug your book around if you don’t want to. And the app is a great companion with it!

My only grip is a tiny one. I wish there were a few tweaks to the UI. For instance, on the homepage searching for a city, if they had added the alphabet (sort of like that seen in the contacts tab) would be extremely helpful to find a city that your looking for.

Other than that, this app is great for any traveler!

Developer Response

Thanks for the great suggestion, Excel1001! We'll pass it on to our team. Currently, there's a search bar at the top of the screen so you can search for the city you're looking for. If we don't yet have a guide available for a city you search for, you'll be able to vote for it. The cities with the most votes will be added sooner.

Great app!


I love all the fantastic information this app gives you about your destinations. I used it to plan a trip through New Orleans and we were able to find where to go, where not to go, and the good places to eat as well. I have been having some glitches with the website links not working to the tour or restaurant I was looking at, and it was a little annoying to have to go back to my browser and type it in, but really that’s my only complaint. A great app!

Developer Response

We're glad we could help you explore New Orleans. Thanks for the feedback about the links not working. We'll let our team know so they can investigate. Cheers!


Lonely Planet Global, Inc.
147.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2018 Lonely Planet Global, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. All $5.99
  2. Japanese $1.99
  3. French $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like