There is no way to describe the excitement as you prepare for and look forward to a trip you have been planning. Naturally, you want to make the most of it by making sure that you devise the best possible itinerary.
However, if you pore too much on the details, you will likely just end up constantly running after the time and disappointed that you’d have to scratch the whole itinerary you have planned midway through the trip. Creating an itinerary can be simpler – and more realistic. Stop feeling overwhelmed and just focus on the adventures waiting just around the corner.
Follow the following steps as you plan your travel itinerary.
- Make a list of the places you want to visit. Bundle together places that are in close proximity to each other together. Do some Internet research. It also helps to read tips from people who have been to the places you wish to see.
- Divide the list according to your priority. Estimate how many destinations you can afford to visit within each day of your stay, or incidentally, your entire travel period. Make your list organized. The last thing you need is to be confused by bad handwriting.
- Next to the destinations that are highest on your priority list, write down the details on how to get there, including flight schedules, travel time, directions, contact information, and anything you can think of. You can also put the page number of the corresponding information on your travel guide book, if you have any.
- Create a to-do list for your first day only. Include tasks such as local currency exchange, buying souvenirs, securing last-minute travel plans, visiting the nearest attraction, etc so you don’t end up spending the day idling in your hotel room.
- For the following days, embark on your journey with an open mind and simply cross out the places you have been to in your list. You will be surprised at how productive your trip will be with this kind of itinerary.