Destination To Itinerary

New adventures and travels are one of the most exciting things, but it can take a little time and research to make sure we are seeing everything and experiencing everything we want from each location. There is nothing worse than coming back from a trip and finding out that you missed something amazing. By knowing what you want to see and do you can make travel a whole lot easier and ensure that you don't miss things that you will love. If you are not really one for planning trips and tend to go with the flow then hopefully this will help you to feel inspired before travelling. However if you love planning trips then we hope you find this helpful for upcoming adventures . . . 
Location: Monaco
Location: Rome, Italy

Choosing a destination . . . 

This can be the most fun step and the hardest at the same time. Choosing somewhere to visit can be extremely hard when there were so many amazing destinations on your bucket list. 

Check out our travel bucket list: here

With a few important things to consider your choice can be made easier:
  • Hot or cold destination - this is important if you are traveling during the English winter and you want some sunshine. You would need to consider whether you are traveling to a destination within Europe or if you are traveling further for a hotter climate. 

  • Long haul or short haul - this is of course linked to the weather you will be traveling for. If you want to visit somewhere hot during our winter you would need to consider long haul destinations. 

  • Beach or city destination - you would need to consider this when planning what you are going  to do on the trip. Are you planning to sightsee and explore or relax? 

  • How long are you going for - although you may be thinking that it is a good idea to fly somewhere long haul for some hot weather, if you do not have much time to visit the destination then it may be a better idea to not travel so far. 

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Booking flights and hotels . . . 

Now that you have decided what destination you are visiting it is time to book those all important flights. Although it is exciting to finally get something booked it can be stressful making sure that you book flights for the right days, the right times and the right price

Make sure when you are booking flights you check for hotel availability in the location! 

  • You may be able to get more affordable flights if you consider having a stop

  • Try and be flexible with your flight days when you are flying during school holidays, if you can go a couple of days before or after you will be able to get a better deal

  • Look whether you would be better off booking your trip as a package or booking everything separately - it can sometimes be easier to find the right price and times if you are booking everything individually, however depending on the location you may also be able to get a good package deal 

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Location: Milan, Italy

Planning an itinerary . . . 

Now that you have your flights and hotel(s) booked its time for the fun bit . . .

We find that looking at other peoples adventures, posts, pinterests and instagram helps with our inspiration of what we would like to do on the trip. This is where you will find all the different and fun activities which may be more of a local thing to do rather than something that everyone knows about. 

Planning your trip can be as detailed as you wish it to be. Whether you just wish to have ideas of what you would like to do and then you decide on the day when you will do everything. Or if you would like to pre-book activities and have a plan for certain days. 

Example: when we visited New York we decided to pre-book some of the attractions. This made sure that we was able to get tickets to everything we wanted to see as the attractions do sell out fast. Once booked we could also look at what else there was to do in that area so we were not going back on ourselves during the trip. This saved us time and allowed us to see so many more fun things, such as the friends apartment building which is located in the West Village. 
Location: Nice, France

Now there is only thing left to do . . . COUNT DOWN THE DAYS!
Location: New York, America

We would love to know how you go from destination to itinerary!

Love Chloe and Megan

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