How to create the ultimate itinerary for every trip you take

Whether the thought of planning an itinerary for your next trip is enough to send you running for the hills, or you don’t mind a bit of planning but aren’t sure where to begin, the ultimate guide below will tell you everything you need to know about making a travel itinerary. From determining what you want from your vacation to researching the different areas of your chosen destination to creating a calendar for each day, keep reading to discover how you can make the ultimate itinerary for every trip you ever take.

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When it comes to research, you first need to identify what it is that you want from your trip

Carry out research

People tend to fall into two categories when it comes to research; those who love it and those who would rather do anything else. If you fall into the former, you are in luck as making the ultimate travel itinerary involves a lot of research. If you fall into the latter, don’t fret because there is a simple solution. You can enlist the services of a professional trip itinerary expert who will create your very own custom travel itinerary for you.

When it comes to research, you first need to identify what it is that you want from your trip. Are you eager to find out about the area’s culture? Or perhaps you are a real foodie who wants to try as much authentic local cuisine as possible? Whatever it is that floats your boat in terms of vacation satisfaction; this is what you should spend most of your time researching.

Sinhagad Fort, Thoptewadi, India | Photo: Bhupendra Singh

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Look to a travel app that will allow you to store maps, photos, and links all in one convenient location

Divide and conquer


If you are visiting a large city, it can be a good idea to split it up into districts and plan each one accordingly. Make sure you have an online map to hand on your phone and work out which areas you want to visit, plus specific attractions that you want to see in each one.

Once you have decided on this, make sure that you store all the relevant information in an easy to reach and easy to read place. Luckily, you no longer have to carry around large folders with all your itinerary pages. You don’t even need to create an excel spreadsheet. Instead, look to a travel app that will allow you to store maps, photos, and links all in one convenient location.

Los Angeles | Photo: Martin Adams

Create a daily calendar

Whether your trip is only three days long or you are travelling for several weeks, creating a daily calendar can help to make sure that you don’t miss any must-see attractions when you are visiting a certain city or area.

Start by adding your most important events, be sure to add specific times to avoid disappointment, and then, if you have any free hours, you can fill in your calendar with other activities or attractions you would like to do. Alternatively, because a little spontaneity never hurt anyone, you could keep those hours free and just see where the day takes you.

If you need help planning your next trip, here at Mr Hudson, we are ready and waiting to help. With years of custom itinerary planning under our belts and thousands of satisfied customers, we can help you plan the trip of your dreams.

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Siargao island, Philippines | Photo: Rolands Varsbergs

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