Lonely Planet Travel Guides


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  • "You can get the behind the scenes, off the beaten path information as well as the run of the mill tourist attraction information." in 8 reviews
  • "I travel everywhere with one of these books, sit in the plane and peel open the book for the first time and literally flip through the pages and say I'm going there!" in 7 reviews
  • "Lonely Planet is a great resource if you're visiting a new place and don't want to stick with just the advertised sites (tourist traps). " in 6 reviews
  • "The Lonely Planet travel guides have been my favourite in planning my travels, which included looking for things to look out for in Australia and New Zealand." in 6 reviews
Alexis  C.
Swiss Cottage, London
97 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 2
Every trip I go on I bring a paperback version and have a PDF version of the lonely planet for the location. I make sure to read it and flag things en route as well. Amazing for cultural customs, history, and top non-touristy attractions with great price breakdowns. Everyone should use these to travel you can't go wrong!! It's basically like a bible!
Tiffany T.
Hacienda Hts, CA
320 reviews
I think the lonely planet guides as a whole are pretty useful. Everyone always compares multiple guidebooks these days anyhow.

I do find that in many countries, there's not that much information. And often times, especially in less popular destinations, things are out of date. But that's to be expected. Things change quickly in developing countries.
January G.
323 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 2
These are pretty good for traveling information. They tell you the best places to go and stay and what foods and shops to try. They also give you information about the demographics of the area you are visiting. I would recommend these for any traveler to any destination.
jane f.
London, England
2 reviews
Great guide for the first time traveler or those who are venturing into uncharted territories. Organised into handy sections including accommodation, history, environment, language/helpful phrases as well as including maps and transport information. The books do tend to be on the bulky side - heavy for those who prefer to travel light.
Stacey B.
San Mateo, CA
154 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 3
A great resource for pre-travel research, especially when traveling to a foreign country. I prefer to read online reviews from people who have travelled to a location, but Lonely Planet helps me figure out how to begin my internet research.
Lindsey R.
32 reviews
Lonely Planet is awesome! If you're going to one specific place or an entire country, the book is worth it. I bought the book for France during a multiple-month stay, and it was helpful in giving the tourist's perspective on even the tiniest of towns. It also helped us find some real gems, like local restaurants off the beaten path.
Jaleh N.
Lutherville, MD
63 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 3
While I think there is some good info in the lonely planet guides, many of the places listed here are tourist spots. This is a decent list for those who want to see a city, but not great for those who need to traipse off the beaten path
Samantha M.
144 reviews
I love the Lonely Planet Guides. I lived in Cambodia for a while and sometimes would look at the Lonely Planet Cambodia when I was bored and it taught me things I didn't even know from living there. I've used it for finding things to do all over, including Vietnam, Bangkok, and the UK. Also check out their website for great free ideas
Caiti C.
New berlin , WI
178 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 4
I have taken a number of lonely planet travel guides out from my local library, and have really loved them because they provide such in depth information on cities I'm planning travels to. These are handy guides to tuck into your suitcase when travelling too if you are in search of ideas for something to do on the spur of the moment
Christine G.
Clementon, NJ
31 reviews
I travel a lot and have almost always used Lonely Planet travel guides! The few times I've used other travel guides were less that satisfactory. Always filled with maps, store times, bus and train schedules, the best things to see in different periods of time! I'm going to be sure to use Lonely Planet on my next trip to Boston.
S. H.
56 reviews
Are these still useful now that everyone has internet on their phones?
Melissa S.
Laredo, TX
123 reviews
If you could travel any country and have the best in Lonely Planet guides, where would you go?
Brennah L.
Edmond, OK
187 reviews
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Michele W.
Washington, DC
118 reviews
Why should I use this site/guides?
Fiona C.
7 reviews
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