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Have a trip of a lifetime with the TripScout local travel guide and trip itinerary planner. It’s the best trip planning app in the AppStore, featured by USA Today, Travel & Leisure, and more! Discover local hidden gems and must-see sites handpicked by local experts in one app for over 100 cities around the world.

The TripScout trip planner app saves you countless hours of trip planning research, and helps you experience your trip to the fullest while you are on it.

Don’t settle for tourist trap advice from your trip advisors or outdated advice from a sad, lonely planet - TripScout local travel guides come straight from local experts, not passersby looking to sell you a book.

Fill up your trip itinerary with can’t miss locations and hidden gems the locals love, not often covered in traditional travel guidebooks.

- Have a night to remember at a hidden speakeasy bar.
- Find inspiration in street art that helped spark a revolution.
- Experience real local cuisine from a grandma running a restaurant out of her house.
- Eat where the local chefs eat, drink where bartenders drink and where baristas meet for coffee, and find vantage points only local photographers know about!

The TripScout trip planner app works completely offline and is easy to use on the go. Offline city maps, engaging city audio tours (select cities), and trip itinerary planning features help you plan out each day and guide you from location to location.

Don’t just take it from us. Some big time travel pros share their love for the TripScout trip planning app:

- “Helps travelers explore the local side of the city” - USA Today
- “Basically the best thing ever for travelers.” - Conde Nast Traveler
- "Finally, a travel app that’s purposefully, blissfully simple” - Travel+Leisure
- “Makes travel easier but just as exciting” - Forbes
- "Perfect for the curious traveler" - American Airlines

Fascinating stories and unforgettable travel experiences are possible for your upcoming trip. You just have to know where to look.

Install the TripScout trip planner app to find them.


Our mobile travel guide and trip planner is currently available in over 100 cities throughout USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, including:

Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Austin, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Orlando, Denver, Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Charlotte, Nashville, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Hawaii, Havana, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Bogota, Cartagena, Antigua, Granada, Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Venice, Reykjavik, Iceland, Paris, London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Santorini, Lisbon, Brussels, Tbilisi, Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Rome, Florence, Milan, Vienna, Dubrovnik, Athens, Dubai, Istanbul, Beirut, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Cairo, Marrakech, Cape Town, Tunis, Alexandria, Addis Ababa, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Kyoto, Luang Prabang, Bali, Jakarta, Manila, Hanoi, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, New Zealand, and Sydney.


- An annual subscription gives unlimited access to all TripScout guides for $39.99 a year.
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- You can cancel your subscription here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039
- Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
- Privacy policy & terms of use are here: https://www.tripscout.co/privacypolicy

What's New

Version 3.2.0

We're proud to announce one of our biggest updates yet! From speaking to thousands of TripScout users, we know how difficult it is to organize and plan the perfect itinerary. We've been hard at work making it simple so you can spend more time wanderlusting and less time in a spreadsheet. Updates:

-Every time you purchase a guide, we'll create a trip for you automatically. You can also create Trips for your existing guides, just tap on "My Trips" to get started.
-All of your Saved places are now within the My Trips tab. Keep tapping the star everywhere you'd like to go, we'll keep a running list for you.
-You can easily add places to your itinerary from the Site Profile or from the Saved screen. From there, you pick how planned you'd like to be. Down to the minute detail? Pick a day, start and end times. Go with the flow? Skip it and we'll keep it on your itinerary until you're ready to plan. Need to make a change? Just drag and drop.
-Cant wait for your trip? Neither can we. We made a little countdown for you on the My Trips tab. Get excited!
-Ready to go? You can get walking, biking, and driving directions in one tap from your itinerary.
-We created a new tab within "Guides" so it is easier to find the guides you've already purchased.
-As always, we fixed some bugs, tweaks some designs, and made some back-end improvements for a better TripScout experiment

There are more big changes coming, in the mean time we'd love to know what you think of our new itinerary tool. Send us a note at aa@tripscout.co!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
457 Ratings
457 Ratings

Fun, local perspective for your travels

Melissa A King

I got TripScout to use while on a trip to South Korea and Hong Kong. Loved how easy the app was to use and enjoyed my Korean audio guide Sunny. You can download the content for the cities you are visiting so it can be used offline.
Sunny suggested some great places in South Korea and we tried some of the picks for Honk Kong dining and they were so yummy.
The thing I love the most about this app is that when I bought it, it came with the personal input and touches of its creators. I got a personal email just letting me know they would be happy to help if I got over there and needed any additional suggestions for my trip or travel advice. So often you buy an app and that is it. I really felt like I bought a product that was backed up by real people who love travel and want to help you have the best experience possible.

Helpful travel tool


I have used TripScout in many cities that I have visited! I love that TripScout offers offline maps; this is beneficial when I decide not to purchase international data phone plans! I purchased the annual pass to have access to all the TripScout guides available; this has been super beneficial in helping me choose the next city I visit; as I can then choose a place that has sites I’m interested in visiting or food I’m interested in trying, it also helps me locate where I should get a hotel or air BNB so that I am centrally located to the places I want to visit while in that city. I can’t say enough nice things about TripScout, and I recommend it to everyone I come across who is traveling to a city where TripScout is available!

Disappointing Travel App for the money

Cantonese in NC

If this were a free app, I would rate it higher. However, you need to make in app purchases for either individual cities or a larger fee for an annual unlimited access I purchased access to only the Washington DC travel pack. I was very disappointed to have spent $10 for a an app with little information and virtually no useful information that one would want to know or need to know while visiting a location. For example, each of the museums and government facilities has their own security standards, screening and what you are permitted to bring in. Trip Scout provided none of this information. In addition, the app only provides a brief overview of the site and then refers you to an outside website. You could do that on your own, get better information, and save yourself some money!


TripScout, Inc.
109.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2015 TripScout, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Iceland Guided Tour $0.99
  2. Washington DC Travel Guide $0.99
  3. Boston Guided Tours $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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