For many people travelling can be just a simple case of hopping on a plane and seeing what happens when you get to your destination. For many, however, this freedom is impossible. If you have children, for instance, or if you are just a person who needs a bit of organisation in their life. Luckily, creating the perfect travel itinerary is an easy thing to do, so long as you have the time to spare. Read our top 5 tips and you will be enjoying the joys of organised travel on your next trip.

Be realistic
Remember, you want to come back from your trip refreshed and ready to take on the world, not exhausted and in need of another break. It can be tempting to try and cram lots into an itinerary, you want to make the most of your holiday after all. Try not to though, it rarely works and can actually cause you more stress than not planning in the first place. Make sure you put relaxation time into your itinerary.

Have a plan
The best way to create a good itinerary is to be very clear about what you actually want to do. Take some time to think about what type of holiday you actually want, what you want to do and how you want to spend your time. The plan should then just fall into place. If you need some inspiration, check out our post on the top holiday destinations for 2019.

Consider Efficiency vs Budget
When it comes to holidays, weighing up efficiency vs budget is a constant battle. If you are on a tight budget, it might be a good idea to give a bit when it comes to efficiency. That plane that makes an extra stop, for example, but is much cheaper might increase your travel time but it might give you more money to spend on your activities when you reach your destination. Activities such as Mallorca yacht charters make slight less efficient travel plans worthwhile.

Be Flexible
Remember that you are planning your holiday. Resist the temptation to become so obsessed with your itinerary. You can still be spontaneous and relax the plans a little if the mood takes you. We can never know until we reach our destination just what will interest us the most, allow yourself the freedom to go off schedule if you find something interesting to explore or just need some downtime. This is a post about planning travel but have a read of one covering spontaneous travel to get some ideas about how you can let go a little.

Ask an Expert
If you are struggling in any way with your itinerary, don't be afraid to ask for advice. You could seek out a travel agent who has a great understanding of your destination or even reach out on the internet to those who have visited there before. You could even send emails to attractions at your destinations or to hotels where you plan to stay with any questions that you have.