Formerly known as Tripomatic, Sygic Travel is the travel planning app that I never leave home without. Back in the day (okay, maybe just a few years ago), I used Tripomatic to organize my trips. The app has come a long way since then.
Sygic Travel is a powerful tool. It allows travelers to now plan and book trips. You can also navigate and discover new places worldwide. Ever wonder how I see so many sights on short trips? Here’s a hint. It’s not by chance. Sygic Travel is the brains behind all of my trips.
Among other useful travel apps, here’s why Sygic Travel is a must-have in your travel planning arsenal.
Discovering artisanal shops in Florence, Italy.
Sygic Travel is a travel planning game changer. It’s available on Android and iOS devices.
In many ways, it has changed the way I travel.
It empowers me to make more informed decisions in less time. Through the app, I discover new things to do without having to do a ton of research.
I no longer have to cross-reference multiple websites for info. All the important information I need is available in the app. This includes admission prices, opening hours, and address. Links to the official website and Wiki articles are also available. This reduces the time it takes to plan trips!
Create A Trip
With Sygic Travel, creating an itinerary is easy. I appreciate that the app is user-friendly.
Login and choose a destination.
Next, input your trip details. This includes trip dates, accommodation, and airports. No worries if you haven’t finalized your plans yet. You can always edit these later.
Discover New Places
After you create a trip, check out the map for places to visit. There are over 20 million places to discover.
Notice the size of the bubbles. Large bubbles are the most popular attractions. Find more details about a place on the sidebar.
Looking for something more specific? Filter by category. Explore categories like sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, museums and more.
Drill down further by filtering and selecting tags. For example, filter sightseeing by historical sites, shrines, and memorials.
After you have a few places that you want to check out, start building your day-to-day itinerary. Add places to specific days.
Personally, I like to create itineraries on my desktop. I use the app on the go.
For more exclusive features, Christopher Rudder’s instructional video tells all.
Sygic Travel Premium
Sygic Travel Premium offers all the features mentioned above and more. Unleash the power!
Before upgrading to Sygic Travel Premium, I struggled with accessing my itinerary offline.
Here’s a quick story for you.
A few months ago, mom and I were in Milan on our first mother-daughter trip. After climbing to the top of Duomo di Milano, I looked at the app to see what’s next on our list of things to do.
You guessed it – I had no service. And I couldn’t see my itinerary!
All that trip planning I did a few weeks ago went to waste.
Left high and dry, we had no idea what to do next. We wandered around the city till we stumbled on the Castello Sforzesco.
Views of Milan’s Castle from the Arch of Peace.
Without access to my itinerary, we missed most of the attractions that I wanted to see that day. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the rest of our afternoon.
Made it to the Arch of Peace in Milan, Italy!
Why Upgrade To Premium?
With Sygic Travel Premium you can use the app without any internet connection.
Thinking back to my Milan story, upgrading to premium ($18.99 USD) could have saved the day. By the way, I’ve seen it on sale for as low as $9.99 USD. If you don’t want to commit to the premium upgrade, you can download offline maps for a fee.
Offline maps are great for GPS navigation. You can also view your itinerary and see nearby attractions in real-time. This comes in handy when you want to make last-minute changes to your itinerary. Lastly, you’ll also have access to insightful Fodor’s reviews and city guides.
Sygic Travel Premium Giveaway
I’ve teamed up with Sygic Travel to give away 2 premium accounts. If you like the app’s free version, I know you’ll love premium. Download and enter to win!
Thanks again Sygic Travel for hosting this giveaway, of course, all opinions are my own.
Danielle is a travel finance strategist, writer, speaker and podcaster. She paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27 and has traveled to 25 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from living life on her own terms.