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The Best Websites for Planning your Vacation

The Best Websites for Planning your Vacation

Now that summer and the hot weather are here, many of us have decided to take a well-deserved vacation. This has been a strange year due to the COVID-19 crisis, but who wants to miss the chance to get away and disconnect from work for a few days?

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Whether you’re planning to vacation close to home or far away, you’ll have to spend some time organizing your trip. Accommodations, insurance, sightseeing, activities… there’s a lot to do! And nowadays, if you want to really relax on your vacation, you can’t leave anything to chance.

If you’re the kind of person who spends more time online searching for websites to plan your trip than actually enjoying your getaway, you’re in the right place. In today’s article, we’re going to share our roundup of the best vacation-planning websites. We hope you enjoy them!

If I live in Spain, what countries can I visit?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all countries are admitting travelers from Spain. That’s why before planning any trip, it’s important to check the list of countries that remain open to Spaniards.

Today, they include:

  • Europe: The entire Schengen area.
  • America: Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Asia: Turkmenistan, Laos, Cambodia, and the Maldives Islands.
  • Africa: Tanzania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tunisia, and the Seychelles Islands.

Be sure to check this information frequently, because these restrictions will be reviewed and modified every two weeks.

Can I travel throughout the European Union without restrictions?

After these hard months of confinement, the countries in Europe have reopened their borders and airspace. However, not all countries are receiving tourism in the same way, nor do they have the same entry conditions and requirements. Some require travelers to be quarantined before or after traveling to their destination, some require masks, and others have simply banned access to certain tourists.

Web Unión Europea

If you’re thinking of traveling somewhere in Europe this summer but are unsure of the requirements in your destination country, don’t worry. The European Union’s official website (click here to access it) has all the information you need. Just click the dropdown menu labeled “Select your destination” and pick the country you want to visit. Then click the yellow “Go!” button and you’ll be redirected to that country’s page.

Web de la Unión Europea con Italia

On the next screen, you’ll see a map of Europe with your chosen area. Beside it, you’ll find all of the information you need about the situation with COVID-19 in that country. The most important details include how to travel to your destination, health and safety information, potential areas at risk of confinement, social distancing, the use of masks, etc.

El Viajero Fisgón

Web de El Viajero Fisgón

Useful for:

  • Booking flights and hotels
  • Reading travel guides

El Viajero Fisgón is an incredibly useful website where you’ll find all the necessary information for your trip. You can use it to find cheap flights and to book hotels and accommodations. It’s also convenient for travelers who want to plan activities at their destination in advance. You’ll find travel guides, routes, and tips on the most interesting attractions at each destination.

Go to the El Viajero Fisgón website

Muchoviaje

Web de Muchoviaje

 

Useful for:

  • Booking flights and hotels
  • Buying tickets
  • Buying all-inclusive travel packages

Backed by several years of experience, Muchoviaje is one of the best websites to plan your getaways fast. Its user-friendly, streamlined design makes it easy to buy plane tickets, book hotels and cruises, or purchase travel packages that include tours and tickets to all points of interest. What’s more, Muchoviaje offers interesting deals and very competitive prices, making it one of the most popular travel websites in Spain.

Go to the Muchoviaje website

Kayak

Página web de Kayak

Useful for:

  • Comparing prices

With the boom in online sales, Kayak is one of the best websites for finding the lowest prices when you want to book a trip. Unlike similar websites, Kayak only displays verified prices, so you won’t have any unpleasant surprises when you click on the recommended page. Besides comparing the prices of flights and hotels, Kayak can compare organized trips and all-inclusive travel packages. It’s a great option if you have a limited budget but don’t want to forgo a well-deserved vacation!

Download the Kayak app quickly and safely below, or visit the website here.

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Tripadvisor

Web de Tripadvisor

Useful for:

  • Booking flights
  • Booking accommodations
  • Booking activities
  • Reading reviews by other travelers

Tripadvisor is a giant in the tourism and booking sector. It is best-known as a website for reviews of restaurants, bars, stores, etc. However, Tripadvisor can also be used to book accommodations, flights, and even activities at your destination (all managed by Viator). Tripadvisor is an excellent tool to help you decide what to do on vacation. You can read other travelers’ reviews and even contact the organizer of the activity before booking the service. Since Tripadvisor is present all over the world, it’s the website with the largest number of options and verified reviews, so you can use it to organize a fun vacation.

Download the Tripadvisor app quickly and safely below, or visit the website here.

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Civitatis

Web de Civitatis

Useful for:

  • Booking tours and activities

It’s probably happened to you more than once: you book a flight and hotel somewhere, but you have no idea what to do when you reach your destination. If you’re in this situation, you have several options: buy a heavy travel guide and carry it around with you, improvise and miss half of the sights you could see, or go to Civitatis and book the best tours for your trip. There, you’ll find a large number of activities and experiences that you can reserve on the website or by using the convenient app. With its huge catalog (+150 destinations and +1,500 experiences), we promise you’ll have an unforgettable vacation this year.

Download the Civitatis app quickly and safely below, or go to the website here.

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GetYourGuide

Web de GetYourGuide

Useful for:

  • Booking tours and activities

GetYourGuide is one of the best websites for booking tours, tickets and guided tours online. It stands out for its wide range of options, offering thousands of trips all over the world, even to destinations that can be hard to find (Uganda, Ukraine, Oman, etc.). Another strong point of GetYourGuide is the fact that it’s present all over the world, so the website has lots of reviews for every activity. That way you can figure out whether it’s a good choice for you. Finally, GetYourGuide offers not only free cancellation, but also a multilingual customer support team.

Download the GetYourGuide app quickly and safely below, or visit the website here.

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Viator

Web de Viator

Useful for:

  • Booking tours and activities

Owned by Tripadvisor, Viator is one of the best websites for booking tours, excursions, and activities around the globe. Its amazing catalog features more than 60,000 activities all over the world. Viator stands out for being a trusted website with lots of variety, and you’ll find guided tours, dinners, tickets, tours with local guides, etc. The website even offers online experiences you can enjoy from home without having to worry about COVID-19. Somewhat similar to GetYourGuide, Viator has millions of users, so you’ll find a variety of reviews for every experience on the website. What’s more, it offers lots of support for tourists who don’t speak the local language, indicating which activities are available in Spanish or if there is an audio guide in the language. This website is inarguably one of the best for booking activities at your destination.

You may download the Viator app quickly and safely below or visit the website here.

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WePlann

Web de WePlann

Useful for:

  • Latin American tourists in Europe or the United States

WePlann is a small company geared towards Latin American users who are planning a vacation in Europe or the United States, although Spaniards can also use it. With WePlann, you can plan and book activities in more than 18 cities, although the main focus of the website’s trips and tours is New York. While it’s not very useful right now due to the COVID-19 crisis, it’s a good option to keep in mind once air traffic gets back to normal.

Go to the WePlann website

We hope that you found our selection of trip-planning websites useful. Where are you planning to go this summer? Tell us about it in the comments section.

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