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How to plan your trip in 10 steps

Do you want to travel and don’t know how to organize your trip? Does the whole process stress you out and make you feel confused?

Below, you will find 10 simple steps that will help you plan your trip and save valuable time.

1. Set your budget

Before choosing the destination, knowing how much money you have available for the particular trip is essential. To enjoy your vacation, there must be a ratio between the money you intend to spend and the cost of living in the country you want to visit.

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2. Travel at the right time

It would be best if you chose the right destination depending on when you want to travel. Look for the weather conditions, the national holidays, and the high and low season periods. For example, the Greek islands are best suited for the spring and summer, as the weather is suitable and prices are more affordable, especially from April to June.

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3. Choose your destination

When choosing a country or a destination, think about what you want to get from this trip.

Each place offers different experiences, such as relaxation, exploration, sightseeing, and adventure. Decide what you need most during your travel and choose the corresponding destination.

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4. Get the necessary documents

To enter a country, it is essential to have the necessary documents, such as a passport and identity card. Make sure what each country needs and what you have.

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5. Book the tickets

There are various platforms and search engines, such as Skyscanner, where you can find and compare prices for tickets, accommodation, and car rentals through multiple companies. Make sure to book your ticket early, as your chances of finding a cheap ticket increase.

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6. Use the information from travel blogs

Once you’ve completed the previous steps and decided on your destination, crucial research information about it, such as where it’s safe to stay, the main attractions, traditional foods, and places of entertainment.

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7. Find the accommodation

There are different types of accommodation, such as hotels, rooms to let, guesthouses, and even hostels by doing some research. You will discover which area is best to stay in. Do you want your accommodation to be in the center, close to the city’s attractions and use public transport or further away with more privacy and rent a car

In either case, there are platforms, like Booking, where you can find advantageous offers, reliable reviews, and general information about your accommodation.

8. Create your own program

List all the places you want to visit and make a daily itinerary. In most countries, what plagues many travelers is the endless queues to enter the various attractions. Therefore, you can book your tickets online to save valuable time.

Do your research and make a plan on how you will get around. For example, many countries have weekly travel passes for public transport, so you don’t have to keep buying tickets every day, saving you time and money.

Plan your days accordingly, but make sure to leave some flexibility in your schedule for unexpected adventures or relaxation time.

9. Important actions

Take out travel insurance to feel safe in case of a severe unexpected incident. Get the necessary vaccinations if you visit countries with a high rate of disease, and don’t forget to take the medication with you.

10. Pack your bag

To start, create a checklist to ensure that you don’t forget anything important and only pack what is truly necessary. Then, pack your suitcase and get ready to embark on this wonderful experience. If you’re struggling with how to organize it, check out “How to organize your suitcase in 5 steps”

Lastly, don’t forget that the itinerary you’ve planned can be modified at any time as things may not always go according to plan, but that’s part of the adventure. Allow yourself to be spontaneous and enjoy every unique moment throughout your journey! Take lots of photos, try new things, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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