It has SO much potential, but lacks severely! 1/5
Let me start with that I LOVE THE POTENTIAL of this app! Here are some issues that I'm having and I would deeply appreciate it if someone could advise me on how to work around these challenges.
1. Pinning sights that show up on the app, but don't allow me to pin them on my Daily Plan for some reason.
2. I'm having issues with it importing reservations that I forwarded to to my Gmail account. Ugh!
3. Removing Suggested Daily Plans that I'm not interested in.
4. Syncing the apps on my iPhone and iPad, and would love to be able to access it on my computer also.
There's so much potential with this app that I would even be willing to PAY for it for all these fixes!!
Must have for travellers 5/5
By Tikyo Salas
I only travel a couple of times a year so I can go months without using this app. When I do though, Google trips is indispensable. It collates (almost) all of the travel related info I receive and makes them easy to access.
Not google worthy 1/5
By Love this but I want cars
Google. Try TripIt or buy the company. That app is superior. If it were integrated into Google Trips, then we’d have a real app. Until then, this app is a sales pitch for various travel sites under the Google umbrella...
Please add share trip ! 4/5
Please add sharing to friends/ add friends !
It’ll be a great option to plan a trip together with friends and so they can see the planned trip as well
Almost great 3/5
Needs to have a desktop or website function. Needs ability to add food / beverage stops ad lib to day trip section and or drop pin locations
Map view 4/5
Would love to see my locations on a map
Made airline reservations first time using app.
App shows travel location and dates in banner.
Click on Reservations. Says none.
Back to Expedia.
Crappiest App Ever 1/5
Software engineer of 20+ years: can’t figure out how to add day plans, how to save places on a map for the trip, or show an itinerary.
Very glitchy. Come on this is Google, not Windows 95 2/5
I like the idea of keeping all your travel info together. Because you may have booked your flights/hotels/events on different websites. And it works beautifully, it even tells you about flight delays and gates. FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. I have been using his app for two years and for the entire two years all of my future reservations have been CONSISTENTLY deleted a few days after add them to the list. This makes this app practically unusable - do not rely on it to store important trip information, better use old fashioned notes
Missing some of the basics 2/5
By where is my next trip?
I love google products so I am giving it a try after years of loyalty to tripcase. So far, i found it missing a more comprehensive snapshot of the trip timeline which is a must for this type if app. By this, I mean a timeline with essentials as times, gates, and status for flights, and check in/out times and addresses for hotel reservations. Does not recognize and it does not allow to add ferry confirmation, or combinations of them with bus. If google manage to add them, I’ll change the review or write another one but for now they started behind from what it is already out there
Limited Inbox Compatibility 1/5
The trip I just put together won’t show up in inbox. That seems silly
Needs Share Function 3/5
I want to be able to share my trip with my friend who im going with
Not working 1/5
I installed it and it worked great. After a month out of the blue, it deleted ally upcoming trips. I tried to research my issue but no luck.
Not what I Hoped for 3/5
I was excited about this app and planning our
adventures around NYC. At first I figured the problems I was having were just a learning curve. I finally got one day plan loaded and when I tried to do a second it wouldn’t let me add certain locations, which defeats the whole
Point. I’ll be using excel to track the info I guess.
Great App 5/5
Provides easy access to a wealth of info on the places where you are and where you want to go. Links to maps, videos, & photos, with info on times open and descriptions of sights & links to restaurants, museums, and lots of other activities. The App also finds and organizes all your travel info - hotel, flight, restaurant, and other reservations and displays a summary of all past trips. It’s a great App.
Please add sharing option for day plans 3/5
This app is amazing but we need the sharing option for the day plans
Needs work 2/5
I really wanted to like this app but it needs some work. I love the functionality of most google apps for their ease of use but I was really frustrated by this one. The day trip planner is where all of my anger is aimed. I want to decide where to go and the order I go there but this app keeps rearranging and adding other places. There are also some small food places I wanted to stop that won’t register as a place to visit. It’s great to store basic info but if you want to set your own plan use something else.
Great concept but... 3/5
I was excited about this app when I started planning my trip. I had notes scratched on paper and pinned on Pinterest and saved in bookmarks, but this app made saving the places I want to go so much easier! But, one of my notes includes a specialty yarn store and I can’t find a way to add it to my trip. Since I know the yarn store is on Google Maps, I’m truly surprised I can’t add it to my trip. Maybe I am missing something obvious. If I figure out how to do it I will change my rating.
Not flexible and incredibly frustrating 3/5
I’ve been using Sygic Travel and it’s a great app for creating an itinerary, but it doesn’t always include updated information and if you need to add anything, say restaurants, there’s no way to categorize them. So I was really looking forward to seeing if Google Trips could get it right.
Unfortunately, it’s more of a guide book than a trip planner. You can’t actually customize it to include your hotel, restaurants, or anything else not tagged in their map. And what makes that even more frustrating is that there is the “customize” option, which again adds places into your itinerary and then rearranges them whenever you add anything else.
So if you’re looking for a travel guide that plans the day for you, this will work. But if you’re a planner at heart like I am, stick with an app like Sygic.
Can be Enhanced 1/5
I have better app than this
Would love being able to share my trip 4/5
I love this app, but would really like to be able to share my trip with other people I might be traveling with
Can’t make own itinerary 1/5
Making your own itinerary should be easy but it’s not. I’ve tried multiple times but they insist on creating your itinerary for you. Not intuitive at all
Nice. Need improvements 2/5
It’s a nice app with very good ideas, specially importing data from your gmail account.
But, important issues are easily found:
The flight information don’t match. Some of my flight information were showing different dates, hours, origin and destination.
Hotel addresses wrongly displayed. I assume based on the hotel name it tries to determine the address.
It would be at least useful to have a desktop version, imaging add a +15 days trip using cellphone keyboard.
I also could not find some places that are easily found on google maps.
Until this version, not the best google app.
Needs to allow sharing with others 4/5
Searching things to do and places to visit is really easy.
Makes it very difficult, if not impossible to share and collaborate on this trip with others. I’m not going on a trip alone, so it would be nice if Google recognized this and allowed me to share the itinerary with my trip mates. Also I would like easier integration with AirBnB reservations. I understand google doesn’t make money off of my airBnB reservations, but still would be nice.
Link to other Travel Websites! 3/5
It would be helpful if you could link with Expedia or Trivago for easy access instead of inputting everything one by one.
Can’t share 4/5
By Fertado Cat
This is only annoying part. I planed the trip but my husband will be driver. Want to share the plan with him. No turnaround. I have to list every place in a text message and let him manually add to his trip plan.
By Tblah blah
Google will show you what it wants you to see. They will try to control you and you research. They know where you go and they see you went you’ve been good or bad. Just as Santa, google is there. To know everything about you, and sell it.
So helpful! 4/5
Just wish I could share the trip with someone. Also wish I could add a general to do list for the whole trip, and maybe see a map of it.
Was great, but acting weird 3/5
This app was great at first, but in the past few weeks, it’s stopped pulling in trip im adding. Same format of itineraries as before, just not pulling them in.
Very odd, but if this gets fixed, it’ll be back up to 5 stars!!!
Love app.. Have an idea 5/5
How about also having a forecast for the trip as well. That would be an amazing addition.
Can I Share My Trip? 3/5
By E Gal
There are good feature here. The app found my flight info and that was cool. I agree with others that say planning is a hassle and I'm not really using it.
Also, I'm trying to share a restaurant list with my traveling companion and I just finally logged her on to my Google account.
It's a so-so app.
Cannot Collaborate with Spouse 3/5
I was trying to share with my spouse. I would like the option for someone to edit the trip. If not, at least sharing the trip with someone so they have a copy.
Needs significant improvements... 1/5
- Pulling the trips from Gmail is not always perfect..trips are often duplicated or missed...
-Need better integration with Google Maps and Flights...BTW, where is the dedicated native app for Google Flights???
- Need a feature to save Airport parking location..Maps has this feature but integration with Trips is missing
- Need Real time flight info and tracking (like flightview)
- Need airport terminal maps/info (like gate guru and seat guru )
- Ability to share the trip itinerary with friends and family via Whats App..Right now, email support is available but not super useful...messages are better than email for real-time info sharing...
- Real time updates on gates and baggage claim info
Almost There 3/5
I really like the suggestions and information about local spots that I wouldn’t have found on my own. One thing I wish this app could do, is allow two people to log into the same trip to and plan together. My friend and I have each purchased parts of our trip and have reservations and info in our own gmail accounts that we would like to add to the trip. Without the ability to link, this is challenging.
I also echo some of the other issues people stated about planning a day and the weird shuffling that the map does.
So much potential 2/5
Ugh I’m so disappointed, had really high hopes from this app but after downloading it and trying to see all my reservations for my upcoming trip to Japan I realized I can only see the flights and one hotel reservations. It didn’t automatically add the Airbnb ressy I had, none of the restaurants and none of the attractions we booked. If I wanted to see my hotel and flight reservations I would have just opened my inbox, I don’t need another app for that.
Would have been great to have the option to add reservations through a specific email instead of typing in the name/address etc.
Another annoying thing is that I can see all my bookmarks and hotels marked on in a map.
Jeez google, you can do better, I know you already know everything about me, now is the time to actually use this data.
By Thumb Typer
This app is great! Very useful and fun. Discover things you may have missed.
Like it but needs a lot of improvements 2/5
I love this app but I gave it a two star because I expect google service to have more functionality. Tripit has tons of features that google trips still needs to implement.
In reservations, there is no area where I can add attractions tickets purchased online. I would have loved to use the app when I can start the app when I leave for my trip and follow thru my schedule all day thruout the trip.
gives me ideas for what to do all for an entire day!! and good restaurants to try!!! exactly what I was looking for for my trip to Europe this summer!!!
Not shareable 3/5
Good concept but it would be a ton more useful if I could share my trips. Also, not sure how the reservation update via gmail is supposed to work. App instructions are, at best, vague. Looks to me like this app might have been released before it was finished.
Not exhaustive or accurate 1/5
I used this for a short trip with family to discover places to eat and things to do. It seems to pull in a very limited selection of both. I can’t quite figure it out - maybe only places with google reviews? Oddly, the app doesn’t let you submit reviews from within so I don’t know if an intern designed this or what. I was disappointed it wouldn’t map out some cool places to stop on our drive either, I had to get another app for that. Definitely doesn’t show all of the available food and drink options, there were cool, established places that didn’t come up as suggestions at all. Plus the open hours on the state park we tried to visit were so wrong (park is actually closed for the winter season). Thanks to this app my family’s trip was kind of a bust and ended with my daughter crying as we got on the road home, early.
Almost perfect 4/5
By J. Mical
This app is great and easy to use. My only issue is I wish I could add my own plans and create my own schedule. There’s not a place to create a day by day plan. And if it doesn’t register something in my email as something that needs to be added to my trip it doesn’t put it on there.
Needs Work 2/5
The day plan feature is exactly what I was looking for that no one else seems to have.
But I can’t edit the plans to add a stop, nor does it seem to always come up with a sensible itinerary of events. Some sights and attractions are not selectable, nor are general areas (like Chinatown in Manhattan).
If this could be made more user friendly and useful, maybe I wouldn’t have to use pen and paper to plan my next trip the hard way.
Supposedly imports bookings. Doesn't 1/5
So what's the point?
Needs work 2/5
Still in it’s infancy from what I can tell. Set up a trip manually then forwarded air travel reservations to my gmail account and it created a new trip. Haven’t figured out how to merge it into the trip I already created. Will update as my experience evolves.
Looking Forward to Improvements 3/5
The concept here is beautiful, but the follow through isn’t there.
My biggest issue is that I can’t share the day plans or reservations with anybody, so the whole point of me downloading this app so I could help my family plan our trip is moot.
However, I see what they want to do with it & I’m excited to see what a few updates and bug fixes will improve.
Save yourself the headache 1/5
By far the most frustrating app I've ever tried to use. I'm going somewhere I'm already familiar with but would like to plan my days. But none of places I want to go to are even listed. Turns out, you have to add them from the maps app. How'd I find this out? In the "help" option?! Nope. Only way to discover this is through frustration, trial, and error. Then, when I want to add those places to plan my day, they just sit there as saved places. You can tap on them and get info, even get a blue pin. But none of them can be added to your day. Then when you try to just let the app decide what to do, it limits you to a couple of entirely impractical options. So just unpin and select a new one, huh? "Sorry, this cannot be removed from your day." Really? You're gonna force me to go to the children's museum? As an app, you can do that? I can't go to my grandma's house but by all means, tell me what my day *should* look like. I trust you implicitly, pointless app. Ugh, such a waste of time.
Pointless travel app 1/5
By Hens jebel
Failed to see reservations in my GMail, can’t add other users to coordinate trips, clunky design and ultimately missing features available for years in other free travel apps. I really thought using Google Trips as a planner for an upcoming group trip would be so easy and helpful- instead I’m deleting it because it’s useless. Bummer!
Failed to select custom starred places in Day Plans 1/5
It only allowed default attractions in Day Plans. I saved my places with starred in google map. In the Day Plans, I am not allowed to choose my starred places. Even worse, the Day Plans does not show my starred places in Cancun. This problem seems only occurs in trips outside of the US.
Come on, Google 1/5
Disappointing effort from Google. The app does not automatically input reservations from my gmail account (as advertised), which is the main reason for using this app. You cannot search for or add activities, sights, etc. to your itinerary, you can only browse items Google has pre-populated for the city you are traveling to.