Travel itineraries are often well-documented where-to guides that cover an entire exploration of a destination. For instance, if you were going to the beach, you would plot out times for gathering seashells along the seashore, or sun-bathing when the sunshine is the highest.
You can make a travel itinerary for anywhere in the world—and here’s how:
Collect Destination Info, i.e. Where You Want to Go, What You Want to Do, and How You Get There
Where are you going? How are you getting there? What do you want to do when you’ve arrived, and during your stay? How are you getting back?
These are the main questions you need to ask yourself when coming up with a travel itinerary. Collect information on your destination, such as popular attractions, where to eat, and where to stay. Then plan based on what you want to see, your must-have hotel amenities, and the kind of transportation you want to use to get around. Do searches for aspects that you like about a destination, such as quiet beaches in North Carolina.
Create Three Budgets: Stable, Emergency, and Flexible
The stable budget is your set budget of how much you want to spend when you get to where you are going. Your emergency budget is a backlog of two to three hundred dollars that covers unexpected expenses. Flexible budgets are often, again, unexpected, but it’s more for attractions, restaurants, and other things that you want to do or see in the moment. Keep these budgets separate to avoid going over on your stable budget.
Research Culture, Learn the Language, and Respect Accordingly
Anywhere you go, you should research their culture, learn a bit of their language, and respect the locals and their lands. You would want the same of anyone visiting where you live.
Save, Print, and Double-Copy Your Itinerary
When you finish up with your travel itinerary, save it and print it multiple times. Double-copy it onto a USB or two and dole these copies out to your loved ones and close friends. You should let people know where you are going and how you intend to get there. You should also give them at least three options to get in touch with you to check in when necessary.