Nine must-have apps for travelling grownups. Download them now for a stress-free family holiday.

  • Flightradar24 

A flight-tracking service that allows you to access information about thousands of aircraft around the world. Watch planes move in real time, get a pilot’s eye view, identify planes overhead by pointing your phone into the sky and search for individual flights.

Apple and Android, £1.99

  • Vayable 

Make your trip more than just a handful of pics with landmarks. Vayable lets you book unique experiences you'll never find at a tourist office, hosted by vetted locals who share their passions and skills to create activities the whole family can enjoy, from a guided tour of local street art to a visit to a surf school.

Apple, free

  • Routehappy

This handy app allows users to snag deals on flights for your family holiday. Routehappy rates flights by 'happiness factors', such as seat comfort, leg room, in-seat entertainment and wi-fi, as well as price, meaning you're assessing a variety of factors, not just the hit on your wallet.

Apple, free

  • Postgram Postcards 

Postagram allows you to send customised postcards to friends and family from your phone. You can also create a traditional physical copy of the postcard, for an extra charge, and post it in the conventional way. Watch out that costs don't mount up too much, though.

Apple and Android, free

  • Viator

Find thousands of activities in 1,500 destinations worldwide, complete with reviews, ratings, photos and videos. Viator pinpoints exactly what's available where and when you want. With guaranteed low prices and mobile-only deals, you can book instantly, saving time in queues.

Apple and Android, free

  • Field Trip

Recently updated, Field Trip guides you through your destination, educating you on the surrounding area and major landmarks. It will also answer any questions you may have, providing a mobile history lesson. The perfect travel partner.

Apple and Android, free

  • Pack and go deluxe

An extensive packing checklist and automated tasks reminder system for families. Manage trips by using the ready-made packing lists for every member of your family, or customise and personalise your own travel or shopping lists by adding photos, sounds or background colours.

Apple, £1.49

  • Tripit

Tripit keeps your entire holiday itinerary in one place. Simply forward all of your confirmation emails – for hotels, flights, car hire, etc – to Tripit and, at a glance, you can see and access your travel plans from a master itinerary.

Apple and Android, free

  • My disney experience

If you’ve booked – or are dreaming of – a trip to Disney World, this app from the Disney Corporation is a must. It allows you to plan every aspect of your Disney World holiday from dining and FastPass+ reservations to the new Magic Bands and wait times for rides.

Apple and Android, free