In no particular order:
Skyscanner: This is the best way to check out all the best deals for flights from anywhere, to
anywhere. It gives you all the flight details (connection flights, waiting times,) on the website and is then able to direct you to the right place to buy the tickets. There are plenty of options to customise your search, making it the perfect flight finder.
Trip Advisor: This website it THE BEST way to find everything you need to have a good time while away. The website gives visitors options for the best accommodation, activities, attractions, landmarks and places to eat, each with customisable options within these categories. All the advice is based off reviews from real people. You are able to read reviews left by people who have been to the places, see photographs they have taken and use reviews to make up your own mind. You can also “add” the places you like to “your trip”, which allows you to go back later and see what caught your eye. This is great if you’re looking for cheap, but still comfortable accommodation, or if you’re wanting to plan an itinerary with must-see attractions.
I find Tripomatic ideal for making a basic itinerary. It gives you options to find accommodation, transport and activities in the area you’re planning on staying in, while plotting a route and telling you how long it will take you to get from A to B to C etc.
|An example of a day in Paris. Add your activities, accommodation and transport.|
TripIt: TripIt is ideal for documenting all the super important things, like flights details, hotel confirmation details, attraction ticket reference numbers and all the other things you will need. I like to think of this as the adult itinerary, just because it holds all the important itinerary details, while Tripomatic is the more fun, younger, free spirit (ha ha). Either way, they are both super useful in their own way and I use them together as they have different strengths (and purposes).
|Example of what the shell of your TripIt itinerary might look like.|