Itinerary Planning

Planning the logistics of your travel

So you’ve decided the region or locations where you would like to travel to. That leaves the matter of logistics and planning the route, to avoid unwanted extra transport costs and most of all to save time backtracking.

After you work out what I call ‘the bones’ of your trip, being:

    • The order of locations
    • How you will travel between each location
    • The timeframe of your overall trip
    • How long roughly (or ideally – specifically) within each individual area/location
    • Aligning your proposed accommodation nightly stay in each city with transportation arrangements (between the locations).

– Activities (notable in the country or region)
– Budget
– Events (In area of holiday)
– Friends family overseas
– Health – if any care is needed and how remote
– Price (Cost) of flights there and between regional locations (Event influences
– Standard of living costs in city
– Style of travel (eg luxury, budget)
– Time of leave length
– Transport (reliability)
– Travel style (solo, duo, family or group)
– Weather

Then you can book your transportation and accommodation with peace of mind. Transportation and accommodation both being the most expensive and the most crucial to ensuring a stress-less trip. So it pays to have these sorted!

Upon arrival into the city

Aspects to look at / question as soon as possible:
o Settle in to Accommodation
o Transport (look at ticketing, services and last services)
o Essential services – eg Supermarket, Laundry etc.
o No go areas of the city (Either dangerous, poverty or red light area)

Discovering the city
– Recommend taking a city tour bus or taster tour to orientate your self and then can explore attractions in depth later
– A visit to the tourist information centre is useful for mapping and other resources.

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