Trip planning websites inspire travel with the promise of experiences rather than just a trip. They offer a faster, more relevant and convenient way to plan. And equally importantly, deliver the speed to save a lot of time.
Here are some of the best trip planning websites.
Trip planning portal TripHobo enables users to plan trips to over 14000 cities across the world.
Google has Google Trips, to help plan your holiday.
Utrip, a website that can create itineraries in 37-plus cities throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Inspirock provides a detailed day-by-day plan of attractions you will see at the various destinations on your personalised itinerary.
Sygic travel previously called Tripomatic offers a way to discover things to do on your next trip and plan many aspects of a trip.
MobyTrip is an end-to-end, algorithmic trip-planning and real-time social collaboration tool.
Popular website Gogobot, now Trip.com helps travellers find the places to eat, play & stay that are timely, relevant & personal.
Mygola is a crowdsourced trip planning service that allows travellers to request personalised trip planning from their range of trip planners.
RoutePerfect helps you create a custom trip itinerary, based on your own travel preferences, budget and personal style.
Mioji is an automated trip planner that can provide optimised travel routes, automated daily itinerary and complete all bookings at one go.
Technology with a human touch
These trip planning websites offer a technology platform to book trips but support it with human curation to make it as individual as possible.
Gojourny creates tailor-made travel plans with recommendations from top chefs, sommeliers, and local experts for a small fee.
Vayable offers a way to directly hire local guides for activities overseas.
The TripScout mobile app helps plan a local and authentic self-guided city tour..
Your local cousin allows travellers to connect with locals for recommendations and order custom itineraries.
Business to Business (B2B) trip planning
These trip planning websites offer businesses a more fulfilling and efficient way to book work related travel.
Make it Social offers social booking technology and enables peer to peer networking of event and travel discovery.
Tripgrid puts everything you need for travel management into one place for quick access.
Whereforbusiness would like to be every employee’s personal booking assistant.
Metaplanner is a smart digital calendar that allows searching, planning and booking within the calendar.
Business to Business to Customer (B2B2C)
These trip planning tools allow the buyer, seller and intermediary to help each other seamlessly.
Relovate is a technology platform that allows both travellers and content producers to manage trip saving, sharing and publishing.
AXUS Travel App offers web-based itinerary management and engagement platform to streamline communication between travel advisors, service and clients.
Social and group trip planning
Travelling is social and this is the basic premise behind these trip planning websites.
Wetravel helps plan trips with friends.
Let’s go there allows travellers to create and manage own group or exchange ideas through a fun, dynamic trip planner.
Travefy offers a travel planning platform with tools to collaborate on trip details, build rich itineraries, and collect shared expenses
Planchat helps travellers find ideas, recruit friends, track rsvps, split expenses, shar itineraries, and group chat privately.
Pebblar allows travellers to follow the real-life process of trip planning starting from idea collation, discussion with friends then allocating a date and tracking booking details.
VacationChamp is a smart platform that allows users and groups to book an entire trip by using an augmented intelligence engine that takes product characteristics that travellers specify.
Tripcipe is a travel startup that helps people easily save recommended sights or eats from any website–it’s like a Pinterest for travel.
Triprider offers something similar to Tripcipe.
Mytripkarma offers a social travel platform that helps travellers to plan a trip with friends, access aggregated content for flights, hotels, restaurants, attractions and build an itinerary.
Tripline takes a map-based visual approach so planning is as simple as putting points on a map.
Niche tools, apps and websites
These tools are hard to categorise but perform an important function. Tripit has been around for a while and managed to stay relevant.
TripIt transforms your emails into a master itinerary for every trip so all your plans are in one place.
TripCreator enables users to plan and book their entire trip to Iceland in one place by providing an instant itinerary checked for availability based on the travellers preferences.
Stride Travel is the world’s largest search and reviews site for tours & adventure trips with over 10,000 tours, cruises, and adventure experiences to every continent.
Transportation driven and multi-modal
Transport is one of the biggest bottlenecks of travel and the hardest to pin down. These websites make a great effort at solving this challenge.
Adioso is a great tool to book flights starting with exploring travel ideas.
Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process. Currently available only in the US.
Waynaut is the first European platform offering multimodal travel solutions with both innovative and traditional means of transportation.
Mozio connects customers, local companies, and global travel brands to turn getting to and from the airport – into a delightful experience.